Buffalo Bills owner Kim Pegula promoted the Bills and NHL’s Sabres together with a “One Buffalo” theme. Pegula owns both franchises and was hoping to get the city to unite behind their only two major league teams. Since then, Pegula has made some peculiar comments about the success of the effort.

Pegula recently told the Buffalo News that there isn’t much crossover between the Sabres and Bills fans. The city doesn’t support both teams because they are from Buffalo, in her opinion. They simply either like hockey or football.

The comments by Pegula have ticked off some fans in Buffalo. They believe there is plenty of crossover and that the city proudly supports both franchises. Pegula says the numbers don’t show any evidence.

“For us, I have a hard job. I’ve got one team that’s building and one team that’s peaking. You have to adapt for two different groups.


We don’t have a ton of crossover, actually, believe it or not. We have a few, not as many as you would think, living in the same market that is a ticket buyer to both.”

Buffalo fans have called Pegula “out of touch” more than a few times. Kim Pegula may be on to something. The Sabres have the lowest average attendance in the NHL. The Bills have been massively successful. It’s never a good thing when a fan base turns on their team’s ownership. It’s even worse in Buffalo, where Kim Pegula has a monopoly on major sports.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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