BUFFALO, N.Y. — After the framework of a deal for a new Buffalo Bills stadium was agreed to in March, the group officially released the very first renderings of the future stadium just about precisely seven months later.
Executive vice president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment Ron Raccuia stated Thursday on WGR 550 in Buffalo that the renderings are “proficiently” what the stadium will appear like outdoors of minor tweaks.
The pictures contain one particular appear at the exterior of the stadium and one particular of the interior of the open-air stadium that incorporates a canopy overhang to defend fans from the components. The canopy will cover 65% of the seats.
Outside the stadium incorporates a plaza that functions 3 big buffalo statues. The group stated the exterior was constructed “to highlights the team’s want for a visual identity that reflects some of the historical architecture of Buffalo, though also delivering a modern day look.”
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The stadium is scheduled to open in 2026 and will be positioned across the road from exactly where the Bills’ existing stadium, Highmark Stadium, is positioned in Orchard Park, N.Y., exactly where the team’s practice facility is also positioned. The Bills are functioning with architectural firm Populous and Legends, a consulting group functioning on stadium improvement.
Less than two weeks ago, the deadline was pushed back to comprehensive the final negotiations on the $1.four billion stadium till December in order for the state to comprehensive an environmental effect study. The deadline, moved for the second time in a six-week span, will now be 30 days following that study is received.
Funding for the stadium incorporates a record $850 million of public funding, $600 million coming from New York state and $250 million from Erie County.
Highmark Stadium opened in 1973 and is the fourth-oldest NFL stadium.