Buffalo Bans Bon Jovi To Make Sure He Doesn’t Buy and Move the Bills
It all started in March when Ralph Wilson, long time Bills owner, passed away. Instead of passing the team down to another generation, his wishes were to sell the team.
Now, Buffalo, the 50 year home of the franchise is in jeopardy of losing the team. Toronto and Los Angeles are potential landing spots because owners could make more money than in Buffalo, the NFL’s second-smallest market.
Jon Bon Jovi is one on a list that includes Donald Trump, former Buffalo Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano and the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.
Bon Jovi has allegedly been in talks with a Toronto-based developer who is interested in helping him buy and move the team.
So, in order to ensure that Jon doesn’t do that, the city of Buffalo has decided to ban Bon Jovi music.
“Bon Jovi Free Zone” posters are hanging in bars and shops all over the city and several radio stations and nearly 200 businesses have signed on to a summerlong boycott.
There are a couple of other, more practical plans to keep the team in the city. Governor Cuomo is on a task force of 20 business owners and elected officials who are working to figure out how to keep the Bills alive.
There is a non-relocation clause in the current lease with Erie County that makes it difficult for the team to move before the 2020 season, but the team is said to be meeting with prospective buyers in the next couple of weeks.
Good luck Buffalo! You deserve to keep the Bills! Because after all they have put you through, you’re still so loyal!