by Aaron Wilson
March 05, 02014
The Buffalo Bills announce they won't play any games in Toronto in 2014, postponing their series until the future.
The Bills haven't enjoyed a home-field advantage in their series at Rogers Center, winning one of five games north of the border.
Russ Brandon, team president and CEO of the Buffalo Bills, and Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media, issued a joint statement.
“The Buffalo Bills and Rogers are committed to delivering a first-class NFL experience to Canadians," the statement said. "As such, we have postponed for one year the scheduled 2014 regular season game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, and that game will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium. We will use this time to collectively evaluate opportunities and build on the foundation to enhance future games.
"We are committed to continuing our partnership and have secured a robust sponsorship agreement for the 2014 season that will bring Canadian NFL fans visibility and access to the Bills. The sponsorship includes ticketing, merchandising, media exposure, and a newly created Canada House, near Ralph Wilson Stadium, that will serve as the official pre-game Canadian tailgate zone for all Bills home games. The NFL remains very popular in Canada and we are dedicated to enriching the experience for the fans.”
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