BUFFALO, NY (WNY News Now) – As the Buffalo Bills prepare to begin construction on their new stadium, Governor Kathy Hochul and other officials joined them to talk about what this means Monday morning.
“We’re going to build a stadium here, and we’re going to tear down a stadium over there that’s full of memories. So, we need to fill this stadium with more memories and continue our legacy,” said Buffalo Bills owner, Terry Pegula.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul took the stand to express her Buffalove.
“First governor who’s really a hardcore, diehard Buffalo Bills fan, let’s just get that out there, I think that’s pretty obvious. I literally grew up down the road in Hamburg here so how could you not love the Buffalo Bills. I could hear them cheering from my house if I wasn’t at the game myself so it’s in my blood.”
Governor Hochul continues on to talk about what the new stadium means for everyone involved.
“This is an agreement that’s going to benefit people for decades to come and it’s not just sports related it’s about workforce development it’s about job training it’s about anti violence initiatives so this is going to have an impact way beyond what we’re doing here today [and] I also want to thank labor. How does 10,000 union jobs sound to build this incredible facility,” said Hochul.
Groundbreaking began today, with the new stadium up and running by the 2026 season.