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Report: The Buffalo Bills Could Soon Be Headed To Beaver Stadium

We’ve been begging the Eagles and Steelers to come to Beaver Stadium for years now. However, it looks like another NFL team could perhaps one day (temporarily) call Happy Valley home.

According to a report from WROC-TV, the Buffalo Bills are considering both Penn State and Toronto as potential temporary homes if their plans to construct a new stadium don’t come to fruition before their current lease expires. The team’s contract at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, will expire in 2023.

WROC-TV said the Bills’ proposed new facility could be ready by as early as 2025, but that would leave a year of limbo for the team if its current lease remains unchanged. Plans for a new Bills stadium remain in early stages and have plenty of wiggle room to avoid a likely undesired trip to Happy Valley for a year or two.

The Bills’ reported narrowed-down options of Toronto and Penn State are interesting given the distance between them and Buffalo. A trip from Orchard Park to Beaver Stadium would run north of three and a half hours, while Ontario’s capital falls at around two hours.

It’s also worth noting that Bills owner Terry Pegula is a Penn State alum. He donated more than $88 million to help construct Pegula Ice Arena and bring Penn State men’s hockey to the national stage. Perhaps next he could bring the Bills Mafia to college football’s greatest tailgating fields.

Penn State hosting the Bills at Beaver Stadium seems, at best, incredibly unlikely. But the stadium is no stranger to welcoming guests for games. Back in October 2019, State High played Cumberland Valley there in what was soon dubbed the “Beaver Stadium Classic,” which resulted in a 33-21 win for the Little Lions.

Penn State Athletics did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Beaver Stadium’s availability or connection to the Bills.

We’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

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Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State with distinction in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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