New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York City businessman and billionaire Donald Trump declared that he’s committed to buying the Bills and keeping the team in Buffalo.
“I’m going to give it a heavy shot,” Trump said in a newspaper interview. “I would love to do it, and if I can do it, I’m keeping it in Buffalo.”
According to multiple sources, Trump has had two conversations with Bills president and CEO Russ Brandon.
Earlier, Trump confirmed that he was contacted by a group looking to purchase the Bills following the death of longtime owner Ralph Wilson.
Aside from purchasing the Bills, Trump said he will not move the team anywhere else, contrary to reports that he is eyeing either Los Angeles or Toronto.
“I live in New York, and it’s easier for me to go to Buffalo than any other place,” Trump said. “Where am I going to move it, some place on the other side of the country where I have to travel for five hours?”
Since the death of Wilson in late March, speculation around the Bills’ future in Buffalo has increased.
The team has confirmed that the franchise will eventually be sold, saying “a process will be established at an appropriate time” for the sale.