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Could Buffalo afford a new Bills stadium?

Team owners say a possible future stadium will have to be "Buffalo Style"
Posted at 6:37 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 18:47:23-04

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — The price of a new NFL stadium can be a sticker-shock to even the most hardcore football fan.

The Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium , nicknamed "Jerry World," cost $1.3 billion.

Las Vegas is building a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders that is costing $1.8 billion.

And then there is Los Angeles which is constructing a new stadium to be home for both the San Diego Chargers and LA Rams at a cost of $4.9 billion.

So, could Buffalo afford to build a new NFL stadium?

Buffalo Bills team owner Terry Pegula told reporters that if it were to happen, it would have to be a "scaled-down version of some of these palaces that are being built around the county."

Pegula added it means doing a stadium "Buffalo style."

But what exactly does that mean and would fans support it?

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly takes a closer look at this issue and talks with the director of the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport.