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Taxpayer Tab Is $850M For Bills’ New Stadium, NY Gov Says

Mar 28, 2022, 10:06 AM

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A general view of the staduim during the first half of the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and county taxpayers will be asked to commit $850 million in public funds toward construction of the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium as part of a 30-year lease agreement.

The project has a total estimated price tag of $1.4 billion. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced in a press release that the state will commit $600 million in funds which will be in included in the budget due Friday.

Erie County will commit $250 million, with the NFL and the Buffalo Bills committing $550 million.

The dollar amount is considered to be the largest public commitment for an NFL facility.

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Taxpayer Tab Is $850M For Bills’ New Stadium, NY Gov Says