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Possibility of New Football Stadium - Mark Poloncarz

May 9, 2014|

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Lots of buzz this week. About a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell among those weighing in this week. And joining us on WB and lifeline to talk about the latest developments is your account executive mark Pollock Harris. Mark good morning. -- -- -- -- -- Is all of this creating headaches for you because of your role of the with the same committee. All this talk about it stadium. And we we have always and he contemplated this and still working group committee to have to look at potential options for the stadium as well as. Any potential renovation. Beyond what we're doing more virtual -- Terrelle. What to. Commissioner's statement asserted that the viability of the keys in Milan -- -- stadium and I don't necessarily disagree with that the question what. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The interstate at that point liberal organization indicated that there are successful profitable at Doral. Don't talk about the state also look at other than that this community has not really want it to the traps which is that we have. Personal seat licenses and additional fees to buy tickets. Because the cost -- stadium so large Malaysia paper that is too personal people. So -- the discussion we're gonna help I believe. It's one of those things that it's sort of which conversely. Which comes first well of people Sega opened stadium to keep them here. I don't actually think that's the case but we really can't have that discussion in greater detail -- -- and a -- And in so mark folks who live in Orchard Park. And who were opposed to the stadium when it was first proposed in the late 1960s and opened in 1973 in other wondering. What's gonna happen to the Ralph if it is decided sooner or later whether it's -- or ten years from now but another stadium is going to be developed somewhere else. Well that's a question -- we're gonna have to look at different stadium this development that's almost question and answer included Germany's interminable and stating. We we certainly. Facility that somebody counting -- -- Orchard Park that is our quality facility we're providing and a whole entertainment. We're just gonna have to make and take a look at that when the time -- that as of right now. You know the other thing that a lot of people are having a travel with right now we're pouring 130 million. Into the Ralph Wright is is that a waste it with all this discussion. 130 million dollars in renovations that are going and thirty of which from accounting structure where another thirty minutes from the bills and the rest. From of New York State. So I think it's important for people who realized he actually more important for the county. But I think it's important for people to realize that those changes are needed not just for. What you can with people -- concede that just other things that are necessary to keep the stadium. In good condition a lot of that's being put in their tradition concrete work and so forth which kept it would have been an older and overstate. But there's a lot of tree and amenities that people on the seat. Although I think they're going to be very happy. Those kind of things it can't shortly but there are here not -- improved concessions. But -- restrooms more restrooms. And Danica -- -- That bank so I don't I don't perceive as -- You know mark was hard to believe is that you know we understand that the cost -- everything goes up year after year and forty years have gone by -- The stadium did open but you looking at spending over a hundred million dollars and a stadium that only cost 22 million dollars to build. It's amazing and -- That is correct. These things do increase and college. This to work at the stadium is moving along very well coached and very well and based on the information I've received from our department of public works and -- organization that people expect. To have everything completed. By the time the first receiving game. And I think fans are going to be in for a real surprise in the season's new helpful stadium and a lot of the things that I talked about that's why we cannot discount. A potential to commuter further reparations or retrofit the -- which would be significantly less than the stadium because what they go to the well. This fall he has been here stadium that they didn't think -- -- country. And so I'm very happy with the construction is going that got a lot of money there's no doubt about that. But I would much rather put that typical of Malkin for now. And it rather than have to spend a billion dollars potentially have a stadium without a commitment from the team -- they're gonna stay here at all. Chair mark. We're glad you could join us this morning thank you. My pleasure to all the moms -- happy Mother's Day and Sunday. Very nice that's Erie county executive mark -- --

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