In an interview with ESPN prior to tonight's NFL draft, Roger Goodell reiterated Wednesday's comments that the league wants the Buffalo Bills to remain in Western New York, but that a new stadium is necessary.
"We want to keep our teams in their current markets," Goodell said at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "In particular, I think the Bills fans have demonstrated their passion and their support of that team.
"I do believe that we need to have a new stadium. I think the changes that are being made to Ralph Wilson Stadium are great, short-term improvements. But they're not long-term solutions for the Bills and Western New York or for the league.
"From the governor to Senator Schumer to the county executive, I think there's a great deal of interest to saying, 'Let's put something together that allows this team to be successful in Western New York.' We'll obviously have to combine that with the ownership when that's selected."
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