Bills Mailbag: Talking stadium, Stefon Diggs’ numbers and Josh Allen’s contract

Highmark Stadium.

Vic Carucci

You’ve got Buffalo Bills questions. I’ve got answers. Let’s go.

Bob Refermat asks: With plans for a new stadium moving along in Orchard Park, are they planning to use the Ralph’s footprint? Seems the best way to use the Field House with rebuilding it.

Vic Carucci: I’m not nearly as convinced as some that plans are “moving along” for a new stadium in Orchard Park. There has been reporting to that effect, but nothing I’ve heard from multiple people who I believe would have a decent handle on the situation convinces me that any plans are as fully formed as at least some of the reports indicated.

Based on conversations I’ve had with experts in the field of sports facilities, building a new stadium would make the most sense because it would not be much more expensive than upgrading the Bills’ existing home.

Could a new facility end up in Orchard Park at or near Highmark Stadium? Sure. But I have yet to hear anything that would rule out downtown or another option.

Watching the competition for snaps and jobs on the defensive line is going to be one of the top storylines of the summer from training camp.

With substantial public money undoubtedly part of the equation, I’m thinking state and local government officials are going to have just a little something to say about what would easily be the most important construction project in…

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