Buffalo, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Rocker Jon Bon Jovi, who is part of an ownership group bidding for the Buffalo Bills, assured that they will not move the team elsewhere.
“Our objective is simple: to carry on the legacy of Ralph Wilson and make the Bills successful in Buffalo,” Bon Jovi said in a letter published by Buffalo News, adding “I know how much the Bills mean to the people of this region.”
The singer recently joined Larry Tanenbaum of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as the principal members of a Toronto group expected to bid on the Bills, who will be sold after long-time owner Ralph Wilson died.
Rumors have it that the group will then move the franchise to Toronto, giving the Canadian city a team in the NFL, MLB and NBA.
Bon Jovi stressed the group is working with the “State, City, County and business community to identify the best possible site in the Buffalo area for a new stadium and develop and implement a plan to finance and build a state-of-the-art NFL stadium for the loyal Bills fans.”
“If we are given the chance to be the next owners of the Buffalo Bills, I promise you that we will bring the same passion that you do every Sunday, every day,” he said.
Bon Jovi admitted that being part of the NFL is a long-time dream, saying he started by taking an expansion Arena Football team, the Philadelphia Soul, from its inception to winning a championship in five years.
“I wanted to learn what it takes to build a successful football organization. I was involved in every aspect of that team from its beginning and I lived for and loved every moment,” he said.