“We were given the task of researching the proposed Buffalo waterfront stadium and reaching a conclusion regarding whether or not this stadium should receive public support. Although we are skeptical about parts of the proposal, we have agreed that the group proposing this stadium, Greater Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Complex, LLC, should be granted a nine to 12 month option on the land currently held by the NFTA for further investigation and development,” Team leader Olivia Hill said.
The group noted that the waterfront has been unused land for years and this stadium could start the revitalization process this city has for so long been looking for.
“Although there is work that still needs to be done in the development of this project, as a group we believe the potential outcome merits more inquiry and the land option granted to GSBEC,” Hill concluded.
Hardwick compiled the students’ report into a resolution that he will submit before the Legislature at its Thursday, April 11 session. The resolution calls for GSBEC to be allowed to obtain the land option from the NFTA for exploration and development of a downtown stadium.