ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for millions of dollars in state funding to help keep the Buffalo Bills in western New York.
Cuomo's listing of "critical economic development investments" includes retaining the NFL franchise in the region.
The Bills are the only NFL team to play in New York, with the Giants and Jets playing in East Rutherford, NJ.
The team would be eligible for part of an $84 million fund to be shared by several economic development interests.
The Bills want upgrades to their stadium. The team's lease expires in 2013, after which the Bills could move from Orchard Park.