Toronto nice, but NFL doesn’t want to live there

Any Bills fan concerned that his team could be moving from Buffalo to Toronto should quit worrying.

As adept as Toronto’s Rogers Centre is to host a single NFL regular-season game a year, it is ill-equipped to permanently house an NFL team.

Sunday’s crowd for the Dolphins-Bills game was announced at 52,134. NFL owners are not going to want one of its teams playing games in front of crowds that are drawing approximately 20,000 fewer fans than other regular venues.

Until Toronto has a more viable stadium situation, with a larger seating capacity and added revenues, there is little chance that the Bills would bolt from Buffalo for Toronto.

It is not all together dissimilar to what is happening in Los Angeles. As much as some might like to see an NFL team in Los Angeles, it cannot get done without a stadium that meets the league’s approval.

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