Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept his cards close to the vest Wednesday when asked about a potential new Bills stadium during a visit to The Buffalo News. “That’s not a big thing. That’s a ginormous thing,” Cuomo said. “The improvements in the stadium were a big deal,” he added. “We were very active in keeping the Bills here.” A new stadium could cost more than $1 billion, with a significant burden falling on taxpayers. Alternatively, the Bills could continue renovating New Era Field, which is old by NFL standards but gets the job done. The stadium recently received $130 million worth of renovations. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz threw his support behind continued renovations last month, saying, “We know if we can extend the lifespan of that stadium for another 25 years, and if it worked for our market, why would we not do that?” Per News reporters Robert J. McCarthy and David Robinson, Cuomo deferred to his economic development advisor, Howard A. Zemsky, when pressed on the issue, and Zemsky said he would “wait to see the results of the research now being done on the stadium issue for Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula.” Bills sign DE Eli Harold… Read full this story
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