Construction begins on new NFL stadium


As reported by the National Football League (NFL), Associated Press and design house Populous, construction has officially commenced on Highmark Stadium, the US$1.54 billion stadium which gained approval from US state and county governments last month.

The agreement includes a 30-year lease for the new stadium, whose state-of-the-art canopy will be the largest project ever built in Western New York, holding approximately 63,000 people.

During a ceremony at the construction site of the New Bills Stadium, Buffalo Bills owner and CEO Terry Pegula announced the franchise has finalized a new naming rights deal with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.

The new stadium will be referred to as ‘New Highmark Stadium’ until the completion of the construction in 2026.

After such time it will return to ‘Highmark Stadium’ which is the same name of the current Bills stadium across the road. “We felt like that was important to the authenticity of the franchise in the community,” said Bills excecutive vice president and COO Ron Raccuia.

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