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Tobe, appearing Sunday on WBEN's Hardline program, said that eventually a study committee will begin eyeing possible sites.
The lease deal includes the option of setting aside funds for Ralph Wilson Stadium and using them instead for site study and development of a new stadium in approximately ten years.
Tobe says once the lease deal is approved by the NFL and the Erie County legislature, they will assemble a site review committee to look at possibilities. Tobe says the early very preliminary talks have started to eyeball sites near the downtown core.
He adds that her cities have done best with sites that take advantage of existing surface lots and ramps- and he is not a fan of the outer harbor as a possibility, saying there are just too few roads in and out of that site.