BUFFALO – New York’s Governor is holding strong on the state’s million-dollar commitment to help build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills; even though opinion on the public financial investment is waning.
Governor Kathy Hochul visited Buffalo on Monday, touting investments in the recently passed 2023 budget, including the $600 million dollars allocated to the stadium project.
However, recent polling from Siena College found that many across the Empire State, over 60 percent of those questioned, disapprove of the state’s financial commitment.
Nevertheless, Hochul touts the important of keeping the pro-sports team in the region.
“And I love the fact that this is the largest construction project in Western New York history with 10,000 union jobs,” said Hochul. “Let’s hear it for the men and women of labor. We’re going to keep building magnificent buildings”
In total, the new stadium in Orchard Park will cost $1.4 billion dollars breaking ground across the street from the current complex. Under the tenants of the deal, the team would stay in Western New York for 30-years.