ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills deny a report from Toronto that says the team will meet with Rogers Media in the next two weeks to discuss the future of the Bills In Toronto series.
The series, which started back in 2008 and was extended into 2017, brings the Bills millions of dollars in revenue each year but costs the team one regular-season home game that would normally be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Many fans felt it also cost them a win this season, as the team lost to the Falcons in overtime this past December. Fewer than 39,000 fans were in attendance for that game, and 2 On Your Side's Jonah Javad said it appeared fewer than half of those in the stands were Bills fans.
It was hardly a typical "home crowd."
The Toronto Sun article claims the future of the series is in doubt.
"Representatives from the two sides are scheduled to sit down together during the week of Jan. 12," the article says. The reporter got that information from an unnamed source.
In the article, a Bills spokesperson denied the report, saying, "We have nothing scheduled at this time."
Bills Senior Vice President for Communications Scott Berchtold confirmed the denial to 2 On Your Side Saturday morning.
The Bills are 1-5 in regular season games played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, including the most recent loss to the Falcons.
At the end-of-the-season news conference, Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said the Toronto series, like everything else, is being discussed and evaluated.
"We're gonna have a thorough organizational meeting on anything and everything that touches the football operation," Brandon said this past Monday.