But Pat Freeman continues his drive for a new stadium downtown, and is expected to take design plans, a site proposal and funding plans for a waterfront event center to the Buffalo City Council Tuesday.
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As WBEN first reported on Sunday's Hardline program, Freeman has plans to take a waterfront stadium design, site and funding proposal to Buffalo's City Council Tuesday.
Freeman's petition drive has resulted in the hiring of a a national stadium design firm and the formation of a tentative developer group. The Greater Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Complex is headed by - Nick Stracik and George Hasiotis. The group has hired reknowned stadium design firm HKS to draw preliminary proposals for the Outer Harbor .
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While there is talk of building a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, a former general manager honored over the weekend says the Bills should stay where they are.....
Bill Polian's name was placed on the Wall of Fame Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and spoke about his time Monday at the Monday Quarterback Club. A fan brought up the topic of a new stadium, and Polian told the group the stadium is iconic.
"It has the best sightlines in the NFL," explains Polian. "It's intimate, fans are into the game. Parking is terrific. You go to some of these new stadium, you better have a moped getting to and from the game."
Polian was impressed with retrofitting of suites a few years back. "We sat in one of the dugout boxes (Sunday) and it was great," says Polian. "If someone said to me "We'll leave the stadium as it is and get it up to speed,' why isn't it Fenway Park? Why is it Wrigley Field? Why isn't it America's most beloved football stadium?"
Polian adds fans get their money's worth going to Ralph Wilson Stadium. "This is great for the fans, and great for the players, so I don't know if you really need a new stadium, actually," notes Polian.
He concedes he has no idea what the structural issues are at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
From The HKS Stadium Design firm.....
Here's a part of the Greater Buffalo Sports And Entertainment Complex's site plan study