Somehow the news that the Toronto Raptors may be considering playing some games at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena doesn’t seem as ominous as the Bills to Toronto stuff does (not that the Bills are ever relocating to Toronto).
No, in this case it just seems like a sensible marketing exercise. Despite being the closest NBA and MLB team to Buffalo the Raptors and the Jays have never really succeeded in attracting many fans from Western New York and a little outreach by the Raps seems to make sense (The city’s baseball heroes should take note - trying to sell Jays tickets to Buffalo-based baseball fans would likely be a better long-term growth strategy than packing the Dome with Red Sox
Then again as a day one Raptors guy ($10 Shoppers seats in the 500s baby!), I’m not laying at wake at night fearing that the moving trucks are going to back up to the ACC and take Chris Bosh and company 100km south.
Not that the Bills are ever relocating to Toronto.