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Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula will fund a renovation of the suites at New Era Field this offseason, the team announced Saturday.
"The main element of the stadium that was not touched during the 2013 renovations was our premium areas," Bills President Russ Brandon said in an article posted on the team's official website. "We created a few new premium areas, but in general we did not address any of the premium areas that had been built in the early '90s or the sideline clubs that opened in 1999.
"None of our premium areas have been significantly updated since they were built. This is one of the critical areas that the Pegulas have been looking at upgrading."
What was then called Ralph Wilson Stadium went through a $130 million renovation in 2013 as part of a 10-year lease agreement. The state and county paid $94.5 million of that, with the Bills contributing $34.455 million toward improvements such as new scoreboards, wider concourses and a new plaza.
According to the Bills, this renovation will focus on improving traffic flow within the clubs, as well as providing "a more efficient way for club seat members to congregate with family and friends while still offering all the amenities the indoor seating area provides when fans in the sideline club seats come inside during breaks in the action."
Construction will begin at the end of this season and is scheduled to be done in time for the 2018 season.
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