Cuomo: If New Stadium Was Essential I'd Support It

Governor Andrew Cuomo brought his re-election campaign, and his new running mate, Kathy Hochul, to a rally in Amherst Friday afternoon.

When Cuomo met with the media afterwards, a number of questions he took concerned the Buffalo Bills and the possibility of a new stadium.

Earlier this week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in response to a question from 2 On Your Side's Adam Benigni said that a new stadium would help to secure the Bills long-term future in Western New York.

Scott Brown asked the governor about a new stadium.

Scott Brown: "Do you think that's possible?"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "I certainly think it's possible. I don't know that a new stadium, that the NFL has been definitive that they need a new stadium, but I understand the commissioner saying that he's interested in one and we're pursuing the idea of a new stadium, but we're going to be working very hard to do everything we can to keep the Bills here."

The governor was then asked if the state would commit to the hundreds of millions of dollars that would be needed as its share of a new stadium.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "It would be difficult and complicated but if it was essential I would support it. Now the devil's in the details- where, how much and it's not just government money, it's private money also and the NFL so it would be very complicated and I don't know that we're at the point where anyone has said there must be a new stadium period."


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