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Governor Hochul, Buffalo Bills and Erie County Announce New Buffalo Bills Football Stadium Project Hits Major Milestone with Start of Structural Steel Construction

Governor and Hundreds of Local Union Laborers Sign Steel Beam to be Installed in the New State-of-the-Art Stadium

Construction on 60,000-Seat Facility on Track to be Complete in 2026

Project Rendering Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul, Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, and other local officials today announced that structural steel will begin going up on the Buffalo Bills’ new state-of-the-art stadium and celebrate the more than 800 laborers who contributed to this significant milestone. The new 60,000-seat facility, designed by the Bills in conjunction with Legends and the architectural firm Populous, is ready for the more visible large-scale structural steel work. The first steel beam hoisted into place will signify the impressive progress taking place at the site of the new Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.

“This major construction milestone is a testament to the union labor and local workers who have made this project possible,” Governor Hochul said. “By creating thousands of jobs, this stadium has already proven to be an engine for regional economic development. I am proud of all that has been accomplished and am excited to witness future progress as we move closer to opening day in 2026.”

Read the full press release here.