Bills to add a local NFL team to Buffalo online
Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula says his team is adding a local franchise to the city.
The Bills said Friday they’ve signed a lease with the local team, the New Jersey Devils.
The team will operate out of the same building as the Buffalo Bills and be known as the New York Jets.
Pegula says the team will be headquartered in a “bigger, more beautiful” building than what’s currently home to the Buffalo Sabres.
The Devils have been playing in a temporary stadium since last season and have played in a renovated facility since.PEGULA: We have a brand new arena, it’s bigger than our previous arena.
We have two new suites, one for our fans and one for their families.
I think it’s going to be a better experience for our players and the fans.
The team also will have a new, more technologically advanced scoreboard and a new sideline.
The Sabres won the Eastern Conference final in 2013 and have won the Stanley Cup seven times in 11 seasons.
They play at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Buffalo Bills have been looking for a new stadium in recent years and had a successful attempt in 2019.
The Bills won the East with a stadium project that included a retractable roof and retractable seats.
The project failed when the team lost the rights to use the building and went to Los Angeles for an $85 million renovation.
The current lease with Buffalo’s landlord, the Buffalo Billionaires, expires in 2027.