The journey towards a new stadium for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills has reached another exciting milestone, as the team released a fresh slate of renderings.
The new renderings showcase the design team's goal of creating a fan-focused, football-first facility that will deliver a vibrant gameday atmosphere unlike any other in the NFL.
With thoughtful modern design elements inspired by the architecture and culture of Buffalo, the stadium will harness the pride and energy of the fans to propel the Buffalo Bills forward into an exciting new future.
The new home for the Bills took a step forward in January after a framework deal for the project was unanimously approved by the Erie County Stadium Corp.
The NFL has already approved the deal and the aim is for the stadium to open in time for the 2026 season.
Under an agreement announced last March, the state of New York will contribute $600million to the $1.4 billion project, while Erie County will add $250m.
The deal includes a 30-year lease and community benefits agreement. There will be a public hearing on the stadium on February 2.
The Bills have picked Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company in association with 34 Group, to provide construction management of the new stadium in Orchard Park.
The project team also includes the project management firm, Legends Project Development, and Populousas the designer.
PSAM editor John Sheehan caught up with Yves De Cocker, Managing Director of PitchTecConcept, who explains how his company bridges the gap between sports organisations and the technology used in the playing surface industry.
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The interview covers:
Yves 20+ years industry leading experience in the evolution of hybrid grass, trends he has noticed and some of the notable projects he has been involved with
The key reasons for Yves launching PitchTecConcept
Common mistakes often made with playing surface management
The steps he offers as a bridge between the industry and the end user
Advice to clubs looking to maximise their event calendars without compromising on the performance of their playing surface