The day is fast approaching when tough decisions will need to be made regarding the Buffalo Bills, their stadium needs and their future in this city.

In a small market city with an ownership that is (and will likely remain) budget conscious, the Bills are in a tough enough situation as it is. Not to mention the fact that Ralph Wilson Stadium is getting old fast, along with the stadium’s namesake. The proposed renovation plan is designed to keep the stadium at pace with others around the league, but it comes with a very large price tag.

Repairing the Ralph is beyond necessary. The entry gates are beyond dated and don’t accommodate crowds well. The bowl and sightlines remain unparalleled but the concourses are little more than narrow dungeons with few frills that are common at the other gleaming stadiums around the NFL.