The Toronto bid group that includes Rock n’ Roll legend Bon Jovi apparently has no plans to move the Bills should they win a bid for the team.
The Buffalo Bills may stay in Buffalo even if the buyers have to cross the border to see the games, according to The Toronto Sun.
The Toronto bidding group which includes legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi, as well as Larry Tanenbaum (chairman of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors) and the Rogers family (owner of a major Toronto communications group), told the Toronto Sun that it has informed the Ralph Wilson trust that it has no intentions of moving the franchise from Orchard Park to Canada in the event of a successful bid for the team.
The Bills are currently under lease to play at Ralph Wilson stadium in Orchard Park, New York through 2022. Any attempts to move would result in penalties of approximately $400 million – except in 2020, when the number would briefly drop to about $28.4 million.
The Buffalo Bills have been on the market since the death of owner and founder Ralph Wilson Jr. back in March. The Bills have gone 6-10 in each of their last three seasons.