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Hochul: Construction milestone reached at new Bills stadium

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Construction of the new Bills stadium has reached another milestone, according to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Hochul will make an announcement at 11:45 a.m. Friday at SUNY Erie Community College to celebrate the milestone. The event will be live streamed on this page.

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The team said in early January that construction was shifting toward “the development of the steel superstructure that will shape the future of the stadium.”

The new stadium is expected to open for the 2026 stadium. The project was initially estimated to cost $1.4 billion, but the cost is now approaching $1.7 billion, according to an Associated Press report in August. The team is responsible for all cost overruns.

Why doesn’t the new Bills stadium have a dome, again?

New York State is contributing $600 million to the new stadium and Erie County is kicking in $250 million. The NFL is contributing $200 million through its G-4 loan program, with Bills ownership set to pay the rest — though the team plans to raise much of its share through the sale of personal seat licenses.

The stadium construction site has become a meme on social media, referred to as “the pit,” though much of its lore has been wildly overstated. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported only 10 arrests at the construction site during the entire season, with most offenders entering for a photo opportunity. There was only one high-profile incident, at the home opener in September, when a man reportedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol fell into the site.

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Construction of the new Bills stadium has reached another milestone, according to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Hochul will make an announcement at 11:45 a.m. Friday at SUNY Erie Community College to celebrate the milestone. The event will be live streamed on this page.
Bills Stadium Community Inclusion Taskforce cuts first public meeting short
The team said in early January that construction was shifting toward “the development of the steel superstructure that will shape the future of the stadium.”

The new stadium is expected to open for the 2026 stadium. The project was initially estimated to cost $1.4 billion, but the cost is now approaching $1.7 billion, according to an Associated Press report in August. The team is responsible for all cost overruns.
Why doesn’t the new Bills stadium have a dome, again?
New York State is contributing $600 million to the new stadium and Erie County is kicking in $250 million. The NFL is contributing $200 million through its G-4 loan program, with Bills ownership set to pay the rest — though the team plans to raise much of its share through the sale of personal seat licenses.

The stadium construction site has become a meme on social media, referred to as “the pit,” though much of its lore has been wildly overstated. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported only 10 arrests at the construction site during the entire season, with most offenders entering for a photo opportunity. There was only one high-profile incident, at the home opener in September, when a man reportedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol fell into the site. Read More Buffalo BillsRochesterFirst  

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