The Buffalo Bills gave us a sneak peak of their future.
After finalizing the deal of a new stadium with the state of New York, the Bills released the first renderings of their future home stadium:
The images include a look at the interior and exterior of the open-air stadium, which includes stacked seating and a canopy overhang that covers 65% of the stadium’s seating and will protect fans from the inclement weather that Buffalo gets:
The outside of the stadium will include a plaza that the team is calling “family circle.” It’s main attraction will be the three large buffalo statues. The Bills want the plaza to be gathering site year-round for the people of Buffalo.
The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2026 and will be across the road from where the Bills current stadium is in Orchard Park, New York. Funding for the stadium includes a record $850 million of public funding, with $600 million coming from New York state and $250 million from Erie County.