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Report: Bruins ownership family proposing stadium to keep Bills in region

Ralph Wilson Stadium The 80,000-seat Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo is one of the NFL’s oldest venues. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins ownership family is proposing a new stadium in the Buffalo region to keep the Bills local, according to a report Friday from John Wawrow of the Associated Press.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs' Buffalo-based Delaware North hospitality and management company will meet with at least one prospective ownership group and state-run firms to look at potential sites in Erie and Niagara counties, the former of which is the current site of the Bills' 41-year-old Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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Jacob's hospitality group currently controls the TD Garden in Boston -- where the Bruins and Celtics play -- as well as a host of resorts, restaurants and horse race tracks throughout the country.

Jabobs' conversations come as Bills ownership begin the process for accepting bids to purchase the franchise, roughly three months after owner and founder Ralph Wilson died.  Jacobs said he would not rule out a move himself to purchase the organization, according to the report.

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