Video: Buffalo Bills To Play More Games in Toronto
The Buffalo Bills and Rogers Media announced a new agreement Tuesday that will keep Rogers Centre as the team's second home after five years of games in the city.
Buffalo will play one regular-season game in downtown Toronto for the next five years and the new contract also includes one preseason game in 2015.
Buffalo, which finished 6-10 and underwent a coaching change this month, is just 1-4 in regular-season games in Toronto, and some players have spoken out about the deal, worried that taking away a home game from the Buffalo region is somewhat counterproductive.
`Yeah, I did call it a joke,'' Bills centre Wood said at the time. ``It stunk that we were up there. And I was heated when I said it was a joke. And I'm not going to sit here and retract all my statements because that's what I meant and what I felt.
``Those non-Bills fans that go to the game are just cheering for plays as opposed to cheering for a team. And that kills you.''
The Bills recently extended their lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., for 10 years, which should solidify the franchise's short-term future.
(The Canadian Press)