COMPLETE COVERAGE: Pegula To Buy Buffalo Bills After Wilson Death
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From our early coverage of the death of Ralph Wilson, to the selection of Terry Pegula as his successor, and discussions about a possible stadium site, WBEN.com has the future of the Buffalo Bills covered with a range of stories, photos and interviews.
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Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills lost to the New England Patriots Sunday 37-22 in their first game under the new Pegula ownership. Here are some photos snapped before the game during a special ceremony welcoming the Pegula's and on the firld during the game.
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the same day the Buffalo Bills played their first game under the ownership of the Pegula's, Kim Pegula announced a new initiative that will be known as "One Buffalo". In a prepared release, Kim Pegula and Pegula Sports and Entertainment says the intitive will link Bills and Sabres fans with the community.
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Bills fans got to their seats early Sunday afternoon to welcome the team's new owners, Terry and Kim Pegula. A deafening roar greeted the family as they walked to midfield just before kick-off.
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Terry and Kim Pegula took ownership of the Buffalo Bills this week. Terry Pegula addressed reporters and the fans of the Bills in an emotional news conference Friday. Here are some photos snapped at the event and inside the stadium.
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's not like they need it, but the Buffalo Bills will introduce Terry and Kim Pegula to fans Friday. The team has announced they will hold a press conference with the new owners of the NFL team at 4pm Friday. NewsRadio 930 WBEN will air the event LIVE.
While Terry Pegula has said little publicly about his intentions for the Buffalo Bills, he apparently told an NFL owners committee that a new stadium is essential, and it is likely it would go in downtown Buffalo
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) If new Bills owner Terry Pegula decides a new stadium is needed downtown, there would be a downtown sports district with First Niagara Center and Coca-Cola Field nearby. It could be rewarding, but one analyst says there would be risks.
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo at Ralph Wilson stadium in Orchard Park prior to the Bills win over the Dolphins to participate in a ribbon cutting for the multi million dollar renovations completed at the stadium. Cuomo was alongside Mary Wilson's side for the occasion. AUDIO Inside!
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- C.J. Spiller scored on a 102-yard kickoff return, and rookie receiver Sammy Watkins had a 12-yard touchdown catch in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - In their home opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park Sunday, and after an emotion-filled week with a deal that will see Terry Pegula assume ownership of the NFL team, the Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins.
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - At the end of the week when Buffalo Bills fans are still digesting the news of the next owner of the NFL franchise, the late owner Ralph Wilson was memorialized in a private affair at Shea's Performing Arts Center Friday night.
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Bills open their home slate Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. That's exciting enough, but with all that's happened with the sale of the team, one Bills fan says it will be one for the ages.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The NFL-record bid Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have made to buy the Bills is already paying off. Their offer of $1.4 billion has quickly resulted in an outpouring of support generated in their adopted home.
ORCHARD PARK — (AP/WBEN) “One of the saddest thing for me to consider was that someday we may have had children and I would never had a chance to share what (the Bills) are like with them,” said Dale Paradowski, a Bills season ticketholder, who is getting married next week. “This purchase isn’t just a transaction. It’s a symbol of a city and those who love it.”
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Four people familiar with discussions have told The Associated Press that at least three groups - including Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula - have submitted formal bids to buy the Buffalo Bills.
(WBEN) -- The New York Post reports, according to sources close to the situation, that the rocker and the Toronto bidding team have gone their separate ways, making way for a possible larger bid with the remaining members.
(WBEN) A California company commissioned by New York State to study and recommend potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills football stadium has rejected Batavia, Niagara Falls and Buffalo's Outer Harbor locations.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills sale timetable tells The Associated Press that the process is entering the final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit formal bids in two weeks.
Toronto, ON (WBEN) The Toronto group led by Jon Bon Jovi and Rogers Communications met with Morgan Stanley for their management presentation meeting. Reports say the meeting was routine and "drama-free."
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Jon Bon Jovi and Terry Pegula are slated to have meetings with the groups overseeing the sale of the Buffalo Bills. What will the two sides talk about?
Dan Kaplan of Sports Business Journal says it's a management presentation. "The investment bank and the lawyers get to ask questions of the bidder, more detailed financial information is presented," explains
(WBEN/AP) When rock star Jon Bon Jovi sent an open letter to fans about his intent to keep the Bills in Buffalo, he may have gone awry of non disclosure rules that surround the sale of the team. Real Estate Mogul Donald Trump may have also done so with recent remarks, The Buffalo News says.
CANTON, Ohio (WBEN/AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi is hoping he's written a hit with Buffalo Bills fans in a bid to stem concerns of whether his prospective ownership group plans to buy and potentially relocate the franchise to Toronto.
(WBEN) -- Despite reportedly not making a non-binding bid before the Tuesday deadline this week, the New York Post reports late Friday that Tom Golisano is pursuing ownership of the Bills, citing anonymous sources.
Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills. And so are NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula,. A Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi was expected to submit a bid. It's not known if that group has been selected to advance.
(WBEN/AP) One day after initial non-binding bids for the Buffalo Bills were due, there are reports that Sabres Owner Terry Pegula entered one for over $1 billion on a team that the late Ralph WIlson paid only $25,000 for in 1959.
Buffalo, NY (AP) Representatives of the Bon Jovi group who have been exploring potential stadium sites scheduled a meeting with upstate New York developer Scott Congel, a person familiar with the meeting told the AP on Tuesday.
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The bid by Jon Bon Jovi to buy the Buffalo Bills has spawned rumors he would join Toronto investors in moving the team north. That has sparked a boycott of Bon Jovi's music, and that has been getting more attention.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A prospective ownership group that includes Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the Bills and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation says
Pittsford, NY (WBEN) - While some recent figures have placed the value of the Buffalo Bills below $1 Billion, conventional wisdom has said a new owner would likely spend big to become the owner of an NFL franchise.
Even as big-money investors try to pin down a sale price on the Buffalo Bills, one national publication has a concrete number.- and suggests that a Toronto based buyer could even make of a go of it with a purchase of the team for $1.2 billion.
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As many as 60 potential bidders for the Buffalo Bills have received preliminary financial information on the team, but only a handful will likely put in a bid for the team, and those who will have already done their homework.
"They know what their bid is going to be, they've met with the Bills, they've met with the NFL. They have investment bankers to oversee
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As potential buyers go over sales date for the NFL and the Buffalo Bills, the timeline for a sale could happen rather quickly.
John Kryk of the Toronto Sun says potential bidders have until July 29th to indicate whether they will place a bid. "There are no sure bids and you won't know that because of the non-disclosure agreement," says Kryk. "They'll
The Toronto Sun says that Edward Rogers III, the deputy chairman of Rogers Communications in Toronto is not attempting to buy the Buffalo Bills after all, and a close friend of rock star Jon Bon Jovi underlines that a bid from him would keep the team in Western New York.
The timetable is murky, but one thing remains fairly clear. The Buffalo Bills could be be sold farily soon. Several deadlines and hints of the tightly held private timetable have emerged- and all point toward increasing back and forth in the next few weeks.
(WBEN) Add another name to the list of leaked possible owners of the Buffalo Bills. C. Dean Metropoulous-- the owner of Pabst Beer brands- a $1.3 billion businessman is considering a purchase according to several media reports .