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Bills extend Toronto series additional five years; tickets 'significantly' cheaper

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
The Bills Toronto series is getting renewed for another five years. (Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills began playing a "home" game a year in Toronto in 2008 and that series was scheduled to end in 2012, but according to a report, the Bills have extended their stay with our neighbors to the north, and will spend another five years playing in Canada.

Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that the NFL's International Committee, meeting in Atlanta, approved an additional five-year deal to keep the Bills playing in Toronto.

"It's part of the series trying to broaden their reach to make sure they're a regional franchise," Roger Goodell said on Tuesday. "I think it's a great thing for the franchise and I think it's a great thing for the fans."

The news was originally reported by John Kryk of Canoe.ca, who also reported that tickets for the next five years will be "significantly" cheaper.

Originally the Bills signed a five-year, $78 million deal with the Rogers Centre that included five regular-season games and three preseason games. The Bills are 1-3 in those regular-season games so far with one game remaining on December 16 against the Seahawks.

The third preseason game, scheduled for last year, was moved back to Buffalo due to "scheduling conflicts."

Unlike the London series, which is a league venture, the Toronto Series is a deal between Rogers Media and the Bills.

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