Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bills Investigating Getting Out Of Toronto Deal

After drawing less than 39,000 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last Sunday, Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon said Wednesday he will "review" the future of the team's annual game there.
The Bills lost for the fifth time in six games in Toronto since 2008.
"There's a full evaluation that will take place on all of our business relative to what this series means, and I'm going to look at it very closely," Brandon told Buffalo radio station WGR 550.
The Bills signed a new five-year agreement this year, but Brandon hinted that the team may try to opt out after they drew just 38,969 in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It marked the lowest-attended game in the six Buffalo has played in Toronto. The Rogers Centre holds 46,470.
"I'm going to look at everything," Brandon said. "I'll leave it at that."
The Bills play one game in Toronto annually to "regionalize" their brand.
Buffalo (4-8) is also having trouble selling tickets for its main home games. Brandon said 20,000 tickets are still available for the home finale Dec. 22 against the Miami Dolphins.

"I don't feel good about it," he said. "That's a long way to go in two weeks."
(Sports Exchange)

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