Packers’ Lambeau Field, located less than 4 miles from downtown Green Bay, is home to the Packers Hall of Fame, the Packers Pro Shop, and the 1919 Kitchen and Tap Restaurant in an adjoining 5-story, 376,000-square-foot Atrium – this can also be used for weddings, receptions or other special events and / or social gatherings. A four-star hotel, a brewery, a sports medicine clinic and a 10-acre public space as well as townhouses and apartments are located in the adjacent 34-acre “Titletown District”, a masterfully planned mixed use that was created to attract “more visitors to the To attract the region ”and“ to stimulate additional regional economic growth ”. A new 125,000 square meter exhibition center is also currently being built one block east of the stadium.
Washington’s FedExField in Landover, Maryland, is adjacent to the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, which includes sports fields, a gym, a water center and a learning center. In Kansas City, Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium has a 26,000 square foot museum dedicated to both the team’s history and the American Football League of the 1960s (Hall of Honor). The home of the Giants and Jets, MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is adjacent to a nearby independent shopping and entertainment center that includes both a water park and a theme park (American Dream).
The NFL is known as the “Copycat League” because teams copy what other teams have successfully done to replicate the same success for themselves. Can the Bills copy various aspects of what other teams have around their stadiums and apply those elements around their (reported) next stadium in Orchard Park? I believe they can to a certain extent.
I’d love to see a Buffalo Bills-themed brewery and restaurant next to a museum that sheds light on the team’s history through a collection of memorabilia and interactive exhibits. I could see that this was a huge draw all year round. In addition, perhaps an extension of Founder’s Plaza to a more green park area showing the current statue of Ralph Wilson along with other statues of Bill’s greats.
In the Wild Ideas Department: Western New Yorkers love food, what if the Bills could open some kind of food hall and use some of the best or most famous restaurants in the area to open a location? I also think adding one The adjoining hotel would be nice for fans from outside on match days as well as for other visitors to the Orchard Park / Hamburg / Southtowns area all year round.