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Schumer appears cautious over calls for a new Bills stadium

Chris Caya WBFO News

New York's senior senator is taking a cautious approach to claims by some NFL team owners that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium.

Sen. Charles Schumer doesn't appear to be buying the view of some NFL team owners who claim that the Buffalo Bills "need a new stadium." Schumer says he's talked with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goddell and Bills owner Terry Pegula.

"The original rush to build a stadium was to keep the Bills in Buffalo, and the stadium would. Pegula's committed to Buffalo. Everyone's convinced he's committed to Buffalo. And so...there'll be talk about a stadium. Nothing definitive nothing answered. But I don't think there's a rush towards it."   

But when the time comes, Schumer says, he want's to do the right thing for Buffalo. And he says some federal funding may be available for infrastructure improvements required for any potential stadium site.