PHOENIX -- Roger Goodell cited the necessity for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills during his annual Super Bowl news conference today.
The NFL commissioner pointed out that Bills co-owners Terry and Kim Pegula have been "very focused" on the construction of a replacement for Ralph Wilson Stadium.
"I do believe that a stadium, long term, is going to be needed in that market place," the Jamestown native said. "I'm from Western New York;I love Ralph Wilson Stadium. But it's got to compete against a lot of the new stadiums that have a lot of very important features that that stadium doesn't have."
"That's one of the things they're evaluating with their franchise: What's the next generation of stadium? I think that that's an important consideration for the Buffalo market and that region, but also for the NFL and Terry and Kim."
New York State recently recommended four locations for a new stadium, three of which are downtown.