The Buffalo Bills and the Rogers Center have postponed the deal that has the Buffalo Bills going across the boarder for 1 game this year. This looks to be only a one year thing for the Bills and Rogers to begin to enhance the experience that fans will have north of the boarder.
Russ Brandon, Bills President and CEO provided this statement…
“The Buffalo Bills and Rogers are committed to delivering a first-class NFL experience to Canadians. As such, we have postponed for one year the scheduled 2014 regular season game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, and that game will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium. We will use this time to collectively evaluate opportunities and build on the foundation to enhance future games.
We are committed to continuing our partnership and have secured a robust sponsorship agreement for the 2014 season that will bring Canadian NFL fans visibility and access to the Bills. The sponsorship includes ticketing, merchandising, media exposure, and a newly created Canada House, near Ralph Wilson Stadium, that will serve as the official pre-game Canadian tailgate zone for all Bills home games.
The NFL remains very popular in Canada and we are dedicated to enriching the experience for the fans.”
This could be a good thing for the Bills. They have not played particularly well when they head across the boarder. They have won just won game when they play in the Rogers Center. It also seems as though that the teams that are away seem to have a better turn out than the Home Team Bills.
We will see if this is just a year postponement or if there will be more to it than just this one game. I personally like the game coming back. Especially if it is in December, when the weather could be a turning point.