Buffalo Bills Legend Jim Kelly Has Thoughts on Where a New Bills Stadium Should Go
The Buffalo Bills are about to embark on what many hope is a run at a Super Bowl in 2021. The team finished 13-3 last season behind a breakthrough campaign for quarterback Josh Allen, on their way to the AFC Championship game.
However, much of this offseason has centered around a potential new stadium for the Bills.
While funding and final approval would be needed, it would mean that the long-thought rumors of a new stadium in downtown Buffalo would not happen.
Hall of Fame quarterback and Bills legend, Jim Kelly, is holding his football camp this week and gave his own thoughts on a potential new Bills stadium in Western New York.
According to Scott Swenson of WIVB, Kelly is behind any decision the Bills make but would prefer a new stadium in Orchard Park over downtown.
Kelly joked that it would be a shorter commute for him, which is understandable.
The benefits of having a new stadium in Orchard Park (potentially on or near the site of Highmark Stadium) are more open space for parking and tailgating, along with less traffic congestion.
While a downtown stadium would be in closer proximity to places like KeyBank Center and Harbor Center, it would be more challenging finding room, and tailgating, parking, and traffic would also be far more difficult.