The Buffalo Bills and New Era Cap Company released a joint statement on Wednesday afternoon announcing that the two parties are set to end their stadium naming rights relationship.
The two sides announced a naming rights deal back in August of 2016. It was reportedly a seven-year, $35 million agreement. Prior to that, the Orchard Park stadium, which opened in 1973, had been called Rich Stadium (from 1973-97) and Ralph Wilson Stadium (1998-2015).
New Era Cap is a Buffalo-based company, which specializes in making caps. Last week, it was announced that the company would be laying off a third of its workforce, including 117 employees in Buffalo.