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Contracts signed for new Buffalo Bills stadium: What next?

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New York State, Erie County, and the Buffalo Bills have announced the signing of all documents and contracts related to the new Bills stadium project. The documents will now undergo a 30-day review by the Erie County Legislature.

On March 28, New York State approved the construction of the $1.4 billion stadium, securing the Bills’ presence in western New York for at least another 30 years. Funding for the project includes $600 million from the state, with $418 million coming from Seneca Nation payments, and $250 million contributed by Erie County taxpayers. The NFL and the Bills franchise will cover the remaining $550 million.

The Bills organization plans to begin construction on the stadium in early April. Governor Kathy Hochul has appointed Bob Duffy, CEO of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, to chair the Erie County Stadium Corporation, which will oversee the stadium project.

The new stadium, located across Abbott Road in Orchard Park, is scheduled for completion by fall 2026.