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    Default New Buffalo Bills stadium cost info

    NYTimes.com: "New York State officials have reached a deal with the Buffalo Bills to help the team build a $1.4 billion stadium adjacent to its current home using $850 million in public funds, the largest taxpayer contribution ever for a pro football facility. Under the deal, the state would finance $600 million of the construction costs, while Erie County, where the stadium will be built, would cover $250 million. The remainder would be financed through a $200 million loan from the N.F.L. that was approved on Monday, plus $350 million from the team owners."

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    Gotta love seeing NY taxpayers paying for a new stadium for a billionaire who earned his fortune through oil and gas

    "fossil fuels are bad and we need to move away from them, but lets give a bunch of taxpayer money to a billionaire who used fossil fuels to buy his team."

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    Default Re: New Buffalo Bills stadium cost info

    The NFL will schedule a Super Bowl in Buffalo shortly after the stadium is completed. The officials who greased the skids for that deal will get preferential treatment in the weeks leading up to the game. Lots of party invites, meet and greets with celebs, that sort of thing. Private suite seats at the game itself, of course. And screw the taxpayers.

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    Default Re: New Buffalo Bills stadium cost info

    Quote Originally Posted by baudkarma View Post
    The NFL will schedule a Super Bowl in Buffalo shortly after the stadium is completed. The officials who greased the skids for that deal will get preferential treatment in the weeks leading up to the game. Lots of party invites, meet and greets with celebs, that sort of thing. Private suite seats at the game itself, of course. And screw the taxpayers.
    That's why having to pay taxes is immoral in the first place. If one of you went to your neighbor and tried to tax them, they would laugh. However, when government does it, it's OK. Doesn't make sense.

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    Default Re: New Buffalo Bills stadium cost info

    Quote Originally Posted by baudkarma View Post
    The NFL will schedule a Super Bowl in Buffalo shortly after the stadium is completed. The officials who greased the skids for that deal will get preferential treatment in the weeks leading up to the game. Lots of party invites, meet and greets with celebs, that sort of thing. Private suite seats at the game itself, of course. And screw the taxpayers.
    super bowl in buffalo would be rad if their new stadium didnt have a rectractable roof... why the hell are cold weather teams building indoor stadiums anyway? Cold weather is almost always a huge advantage for the home team, why on earth would you throw that advantage away? If the Bills were smart they would copy the team that owns their souls and build a stadium like Gillette - outdoor in the freezing cold with a weird cutout that creates unpredictable wind patterns at one end of the stadium... IMO all teams should be making their stadiums as quirky and unpredictable as possible (if they care about winning).

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    Default Re: New Buffalo Bills stadium cost info

    The stadium, which will be built across the street from the Bills' current home in this Buffalo suburb, is expected to receive the most generous state funds for a professional soccer facility, a continuation of a longstanding trend in which local and state governments pay big money to keep or lure commercial and private sports franchises. I keep reading the news at https://zumroad.com/sport and have learned that critics have already criticized the deal, which will cost the state $600 million and Erie County another $250 million, as a blatant example of corporate welfare.

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    Its so incredibly stupid to build an indoor stadium in a cold climate, sure maybe your fans will be more comfortable, but fans dont show up to games to be comfortable, they show up to watch their team win. There are only 2 teams in the entire NFL that play indoors in a cold climate - the Lions and the Vikings, two of the most perpetually disappointing franchises in the entire NFL... while the other two teams in the division - Packers and Bears, have two of the most difficult stadiums to play in and are both among the most successful teams in NFL history.

    Look at the patriots, not only do they play outdoors, but they made their stadium extra difficult to play in by cutting a slot in one of their endzones which creates all kinds of unpredictable wind patterns...

    The Steelers play outdoors in the cold, the NY Giants play outdoors in the cold, the Broncos play outdoors in the cold... aside from the Cowboys, Niners and maaaybe the Raiders/Dolphins, virtually every franchise that could be considered to be within the top 10 of all time are cold weather teams that play outdoors.

    If the Bills really build their new stadium to be indoors, I'd bet the farm that they never make it to another superbowl again. They will go the way of the Lions/Vikings.
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