Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) -- The chairman of New York State’s Thruway authority says he’s not interested in being in a group to buy the Buffalo Bills.
Howard Milstein still wants to make sure the team stays in Western New York.
In a statement only provided to the Buffalo News Milstein said, “We are prepared to put substantial personal and business resources behind that effort, including our land in Niagara Falls, but this does not include participating in the sales process or making a bid to purchase the team,’’
The statement concluded with, “Through my work with the New York State Thruway Authority, I have come to even more fully appreciate and respect the role the team plays in the Western New York community and understand the critical importance of keeping the Bills in Western New York. I love football. I have always loved football and can’t imagine our community losing this great team.’’
Milstein has quite a bit of land he’s purchased in Niagara Falls and would like to use it as a possible site for a new stadium.
Milstein failed in a bid to buy the Washington Redskins in 1999.