It was reported last week that the potential ownership group led by rocker Jon Bon Jovi wasn’t interested in moving the Buffalo Bills from New York if they were able to gain ownership of the NFL team.
So much for that.
A recent report from the Associated Press indicates that Bon Jovi’s group, which includes Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs chairman Larry Tanenbaum, is looking into the possibility of a new football stadium in Toronto.
A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said.
Andy Bergmann, who is responsible for overlooking the group’s pursuit of a new stadium, would only talk generalities at this time.
We have undertaken engineering and design studies…All of our work has been about a generic site and whether it was more rural or urban. We are aware of potential sites in the western NY and southern Ontario region, and are in fact meeting with two Buffalo area developers next week.
The Bills are currently up for sale after long-time owner Ralph Wilson passed away earlier this year. It had been his wishes to keep the team in Western New York. With that said, there are currently larger markets to be had when it comes to potential relocation possibilities with Los Angeles and Toronto coming to mind first.