The Buffalo Bills could reportedly soon call Beaver Stadium home for a year if plans for a new stadium keep lagging.
According to a report from WROC-TV, the Buffalo Bills are considering both Penn State and Toronto as potential temporary homes if their plans to construct a new stadium don’t come to fruition before their current lease expires. The team’s contract at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, will expire in 2023.
WROC-TV said the Bills’ proposed new facility could be ready by as early as 2025, but that would leave a year of limbo for the team if its current lease remains unchanged. Plans for a new Bills stadium remain in early stages and have plenty of wiggle room to avoid a likely undesired trip to Happy Valley for a year or two.
The Bills’ reported narrowed-down options of Toronto and Penn State are interesting given the distance between them and Buffalo. A trip from Orchard Park to Beaver Stadium would run north of three and a half hours, while Ontario’s capital falls at around two hours.
It’s also worth noting that Bills owner Terry Pegula is a Penn State alum. He donated more than $88 million to help construct Pegula Ice Arena and bring Penn State men’s hockey to the national stage. Perhaps next he could bring the Bills Mafia to college football’s greatest tailgating fields.