‘Taxpayers, wipe your brow’: Why Bills stadium rhetoric is causing unnecessary angst

‘Taxpayers, wipe your brow’: Why Bills stadium rhetoric is causing unnecessary angst

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The inflamed discourse surrounding the Buffalo Bills’ proposed new stadium terrifies Nelson Civello.

People have been furious since The Buffalo News reported two weeks ago that Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula want the public to fund a new, $1.4 billion stadium. Civello considers the story “borderline reckless” and the backlash misguided, a troubling dynamic that could create a big mess.

Civello is following closely not only as an undying Bills fan, but also as an experienced banker for NFL stadiums, most notably with the Miami Dolphins’ trailblazing Joe Robbie Stadium project.

“There’s so much anger out there,” Civello said.

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