The state issued a press release today stating that the Empire State Games will be held next summer here in Buffalo.
It makes official much of the same information that was in my story two weeks ago today.
More details to come, and it will surely be part of our live chat at 7.
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Here's our short story on the state's announcement, which focuses on the naming rights component. That's really the only specific that wasn't part of my discussion with Games director Fred Smith when he was in Buffalo two weeks ago.