CANTON, OH - Yet another honor bestowed on Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson with the dedication Friday of a new center named in his honor on the grounds of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center will house and preserve the more than 20 million documents and three million photos in the Hall's collection. Mr. Wilson's gift of $2.5 million made the 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility possible.
"Ralph Wilson's outstanding contributions to pro football over many decades are legendary," said Steve Perry, president/executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "His generous gift has greatly enhanced our ability to preserve the Hall of Fame's rapidly growing collection of historic documents and artifacts."
The Bills owner, a member of the Hall's Class of 2009, was expected to be on hand for the ribbon cutting, along with his wife Mary and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Wilson is not expected to speak with members of the media.