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DEMONE A. SMITH RULES
MAJORITY LEADER SPECIAL COMMITTEES
MASTEN DISTRICT COUNCIL MEMBER WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT
65 NIAGARA SQUARE, ROOM 1414 MEMBER
BUFFALO, NY 14202-3318 JOINT SCHOOLS CONSTRUCTION BOARD
PHONE: 851-5145 FAX: 851-5443 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANTS
E-mail: dsmithcity-buffalo.com FRANK GARLAND
Website: http://www.city-buffalo.com TIANNA MARKS

October 16, 2013

Commissioner Roger Goodell


National Football Leagu e
280 Park Avenue, 15 T Floor
New York, NY 10017
Dear Commissioner Goodell,
On behalf of the Common Council of the City of Buffalo we would like to bring to your attention of the
unanimous resolution of this body in support of the efforts to explore the development of a new multi-
purpose sports facility on the waterfront site known as the Buffalo Outer Harbor.
The Common Council has carefully deliberated over this matter. City officials have participated in
presentations by HKS, Inc. of Dallas and their local development underwriter, the Greater Buffalo Sports
& Entertainment Complex, LLC. Over the last year, the development group has also hosted numerous
informational community forums.
It is the intention of the City to exercise all due diligence in exploration of the feasibility of the proposed
project. We believe the City of Buffalo will be the lead public agency in any necessary collaboration with
other government agents for the express purpose of extending a land option to the development group.
There is significant community support for this large-scale economic development opportunity and the
City stands ready to work in partnership with the NFL by pursuing the opportunity presented by the
development team. We understand that it takes almost a decade to build a state of the art facility and we
also understand the risks of not preparing for the inevitable challenges of the future.
We hope that a pro-active approach, early communication and cooperation with the NFL will allow us to
work in conformity with League guidelines and practices and in planning a facility that will enhance the
NFL brand and improve the brand and economy of the City of Buffalo and Western New York.
Sincerely,
J4 , Council President
LIM.) , Council Majority Leader
, South District Councilmember
cc: NFL Stadium Committee
Attachment: Common Council Resolution