The status of the Buffalo Bills has been up in the air for some time since the unfortunate passing of long-time owner Ralph Wilson. As the team and fans awaited to see who would eventually purchase the Bills, fears of the team moving from Buffalo to Toronto were growing by the day. But now it looks as if the Bills will be here to stay.
Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has bought the Bills:
Bills officially announce agreement to sell to the Pegula family.
— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) September 9, 2014
The purchase is believed to be for $1.2 billion and should ease fears of a possible move to Toronto. With Buffalo’s proximity to the city of Toronto, and the team developing a fan base there, the team started experimenting, playing a couple of games in Toronto, the most populous city in Canada.
But with Pegula having strong ties to the area, due to his ownership of the Sabres, and the Harbor Center, located in Buffalo, the team will definitely be staying in Western New York.
Now that the team no longer has to worry about that, they can focus on the season at hand. The Bills had one of the biggest upsets of Week 1, defeating the Chicago Bears on the road. They are looking to win their first AFC East title since 1995, and the road continues with their home opener, against division rival Miami.