Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Buffalo Fans Upset At Governor Cuomo: Waiting For the Money

Ralph Wilson Stadium
It seems that there are a few upset fans of the Buffalo Bills.  If you really want to know how they feel all you need to do is visit the Facebook page of Durty Mick.  On his profile he has set it straight on how he feels about Governor Cuomo not helping to keep the Bills in Buffalo.  Now as I sit here and type this in I did a bit of research on this subject and came across an article.  It was titled Cuomo Pledges to help Bills, though money is tight all over.  So, with that in mind lets take a look at what New York State has done to help its sports teams.

Back in 2009 the Great State of New York paid over $700 million dollars to help subsidize the building of Yankees Stadium and Citi Field.  Now the teams paid for the building of the stadiums but they were awarded tax cuts and discounts to help cut the cost.  So, why cant NY do the same for the Bills.  Ralph Wilson Stadium is over 30 years old, they are not looking to build another one.  All they want to do is renovate the one they are in.

When the New York Giants and the Jets got their new stadium it was believed to have cost over $1 billion.  Now the figure is in at about $1.7 billion I am not exactly sure how much money New York gave here, if any.  I say if any because Met Life Stadium is located in New Jersey.  But, which ever state helped build the stadium I am sure that they gave a nice healthy chunk.

Now if you are ready to help keep the Bills in Buffalo.  Write Governor Cuomo and let him know that he needs to help the Bills with tax cuts and other ways of saving money.  Just like the state did for the Yankees and Mets.

Click the link to send him an email.  Click here to write Cuomo!

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