Gilbane and Turner to build another new NFL stadium

By Larry StewartNovember 08, 2022

(Photo: Populous)

The joint venture of Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company has been selected to provide construction management of the planned new NFL stadium for the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park. Work will be undertaken in association with 34 Group, and the project team also includes project management firm, Legends Project Development, and designer Populous.

Gilbane and Turner have worked together for more than 25 years, building more than 5.5 million square feet together. The two companies have both built extraordinary sports venues (AECOM-Hunt Turner JV just topped out the LA Clippers’ future home Intuit Dome in August) around the country and together, the companies have built or renovated 16 NFL stadiums.

“We continue to partner with a first-class team of experts and professionals to bring our stadium to life, said Bills Executive Vice President/Chief Operation Officer Ron Raccuia. “Gilbane|Turner has a tremendous wealth of experience in stadium construction and we look forward to partnering with them.”

“We are tremendously excited to build the new home for the Buffalo Bills,” said John LaRow, senior vice president at Gilbane. “This new NFL stadium will be a proud representation of the energy, passion, and dedication of the Bills organization, the team, its fans, and the City of Buffalo. Our joint-venture team is committed to driving opportunities for diverse and local businesses and working with our partners to deliver this transformational project for Western New York.”

“We are excited and honored to be a part of the team building the new NFL stadium for the Buffalo Bills,” said Turner Vice President and General Manager Carlton E. Stewart. “The stadium will elevate the fan experience for this incredible team, and we will create opportunities and engagement for members of our community during construction.

“This project is monumental to us as New Yorkers and Bills fans. We look forward to attending many games in this great new stadium. Go Bills!”

“Our approach to the design takes its cues from historic architecture in Buffalo, such as ‘The Rockpile,’ ‘The Aud,’ and Kleinhans Music Hall, and merges their projection of strength with modern materials and a building form that is set to create an intimate and intimidating football-first environment,” said Populous senior principal Jonathan Mallie.

The new Buffalo Bills stadium is set to open in fall 2026.

A project information and procurement website has been set up for vendors, suppliers, trade contractors, and professional services firms at www.buffalobillsnewstadium.com. Firms interested in participating in the project should visit the website and share their company information. Information sessions for interested firms will be held in the coming weeks and more information on those sessions can be found on the website.

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