Populous and Buffalo Bills unveil new stadium design

October 27, 2022

The Buffalo Bills and Populous have released renderings of their new stadium, set to open in fall 2026. The Bills, in conjunction with Legends and global design firm Populous, have left no stone unturned in exploring every innovative element of new stadium design for Buffalo.

The exterior design highlights the team’s desire for a visual identity that reflects some of the historical architecture of Buffalo, while also delivering a future-forward appearance.

“The stadium will create a new place to foster the iconic culture of the Bills fan base, while creating an exciting vision for the future of the franchise and the community,” said Populous senior principal Scott Radecic. “As we continue to work with the Bills, we look forward to creating an industry-changing stadium that reflects Buffalo’s strong community and history.”

“Our approach to the design takes its cues from historic architecture in Buffalo, such as ‘The Rockpile,’ ‘The Aud,’ and Kleinhans Music Hall, and merges their projection of strength with modern materials and a building form that is set to create an intimate and intimidating football-first environment,” said Populous senior principal Jonathan Mallie. “We are thrilled with the progression of the design for the new stadium and all that lies ahead.”

The initial design, which is subject to updates, features a stacked seating interior bowl to enhance crowd noise, as well as dynamic fan areas that will include local food and beverage offerings and foster fan culture.


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