Modified: January 23, 2015 2:10pm
Master Lease, Stadium Security Agreement, Other Agreements Approved
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz commended the Erie County legislature for their unanimous vote to approve documents pertaining to the Buffalo Bills’ lease negotiations. Among the documents the legislators reviewed and approved were the Master Lease Agreement, Master Lease Termination Agreement, Non-Relocation Agreement, Stadium Security Agreement, Four Party Agreement, and Construction Coordinating Agreement.
“I commend the Legislature for their thoughtful and expeditious approval of these agreements, which are vital to moving the lease negotiation process forward. Their vote today signifies their commitment to keeping the Bills in Buffalo, which we all agree is important to our area,” said Poloncarz. “I also want to thank the members of the County’s negotiating team, particularly Deputy County Executive Tobe, for working so closely with the Legislature and for their hard work in guiding the negotiation process to this point.”
Since the Lease Agreement was announced last December, representatives from the State, County and Bills organization have ushered it through a series of approvals including from the Erie County Legislature, Erie County Stadium Corporation, Empire State Development, the Public Authorities Control Board and National Football League. The final step before the Lease Agreement can be executed is final passage of the 2013-2014 New York State Budget, which is expected in the coming days.