Toronto to push for NFL team

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Toronto is ready to host more than one Bills game a year. It wants its own NFL team.

Councillor Doug Ford told TheScore.com that Toronto will push to bring an NFL franchise to town after the league puts a team back in Los Angeles.

"They have to take care of the problem in Los Angeles first," Ford said. "Two teams are kind of in play here: Jacksonville's number one; New Orleans the other. So there's two teams."

Ford said Toronto would give commissioner Roger Goodell its pitch after the NFL puts a team in L.A.

The Bills play an annual game in Toronto's Rogers Centre. This year's game is slated to be the Bills against the Redskins on Oct. 30.