2. Create a game-day-only lane on the Peace Bridge.
Both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres thrive on the business of Canadian fans. Bills CEO Russ Brandon told us that up to 18 percent of the Bills’ home-game crowds come from Southern Ontario. That’s even more than the team gets from Rochester and Monroe County (up to 17 percent).
Armstrong thinks even more Canadian fans would come to Buffalo if the border crossing could be made more efficient.
“Maybe our elected officials could help improve traffic flow on game days,” Armstrong said during our sports symposium. “Make it more attractive for Canadian fans to come to Buffalo.”
Afterward, Armstrong and I were chatting casually. “You know,” he told me, “why don’t they create a lane on the bridge that’s just for ticket holders? Show your ticket, show your ID, and go to the game.”
It’s a good idea – one that would significantly ease congestion and bring more people to the area.
Now let’s hope the right people are listening — and willing to act.
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