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Volume 27 No. 7
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Buffalo Approved For USL Club, Pending Economic Study, Facility

The USL has "conditionally agreed to award a club to Buffalo" in time for the '23 season, according to a front-page piece by Jonathan Epstein of the BUFFALO NEWS. However, the league is requiring that the "partners leading the effort -- John H. McClutchy Jr. and Dennis Penman -- must first conduct economic feasibility studies to ensure a team would succeed," as well as "construct a stadium specifically designed for the team's needs." This includes "finding and acquiring a site large enough for a stadium, lining up financing that could include public dollars, designing a facility that could handle other events, and completing construction" by '23. McClutchy and Penman are "eyeing at least four potential sites in or near downtown" for a stadium capable of seating at least 10,000 fans (BUFFALO NEWS, 11/19).