Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) There are multiple reports the Jacobs family will not be among those bidding for the Buffalo Bills. But it is possible the Jacobs family may participate in the stadium process.
Two people involved in discussions have told The Associated Press the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is proposing to build a stadium to secure the Buffalo Bills' future in the region.
They say executives of Jacobs' Buffalo-based Delaware North hospitality company are to meet with at least one ownership group and members of a firm hired by New York state to evaluate potential stadium sites.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because Delaware North has not revealed its plans.
Jacobs' son, Jeremy Jr., told the AP last month his family was involved in talks regarding the Bills' future, including the possibility of developing a new stadium.
The Jacobs family owns the Boston Bruins,and also has interests in gaming facilities across the country, including the Hamburg Racino.and Finger Lakes race track.
NFL rules prohibit owners from owning big four sports franchises in other cities, and has historically frowned upon owners with gambling interests.