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Gilbane | Turner in Association with 34 Group selected to build new stadium for the Buffalo Bills


The joint venture of Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company in association with 34 Group, has been selected by the Buffalo Bills to provide construction management of the team's planned new NFL stadium in Orchard Park. The project team also includes the project management firm, Legends Project Development, and Populous as the designer.

Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company have worked together for over 25 years, building over 5.5 million square feet together. The two companies have both built extraordinary sports venues around the country and together, the companies have built or renovated 16 NFL stadiums.

The Bills unveiled the first two renderings for the new stadium scheduled to open in 2026.

"We continue to partner with a first-class team of experts and professionals to bring our stadium to life, said Bills Executive Vice President/Chief Operation Officer Ron Raccuia. "Gilbane | Turner has a tremendous wealth of experience in stadium construction and we look forward to partnering with them."

"We are tremendously excited to build the new home for the Buffalo Bills," said John LaRow, Senior Vice President, Gilbane Building Company. "This new NFL stadium will be a proud representation of the energy, passion, and dedication of the Bills organization, the team, its fans, and the City of Buffalo. Our joint-venture team is committed to driving opportunities for diverse and local businesses and working with our partners to deliver this transformational project for Western New York."

"We are excited and honored to be a part of the team building the new NFL stadium for the Buffalo Bills," said Turner Vice President and General Manager Carlton E. Stewart. "The stadium will elevate the fan experience for this incredible team, and we will create opportunities and engagement for members of our community during construction." Stewart adds, "This project is monumental to us as New Yorkers and Bills fans. We look forward to attending many games in this great new stadium. Go Bills!" 

"34 Group is incredibly honored to be part of building a vibrant new NFL stadium for the Buffalo Bills and our community," said Thurman Thomas, founder of 34 Group. "We are dedicated to delivering a stadium that fulfills the vision for this new venue."

Project Information and Procurement

A project information and procurement website has been set up for vendors, suppliers, trade contractors, and professional services firms at Firms interested in participating in the project should visit the website and share their company information. Information sessions for interested firms will be held in the coming weeks and more information on those sessions can be found on the website.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. A family business founded in 1870, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th, and 6th generations of the Gilbane family.

Since 1949, Gilbane has delivered construction services in New York State for clients across multiple market sectors, including commercial office, multi-unit, and high rise residential, cultural, education, healthcare, public sector, science and technology, and mission critical.

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About Turner Construction Company

Our vision is to be the highest value provider of construction services. We deliver our services on complex and challenging building projects of all types and sizes throughout North America and in 30 countries around the world. We seek to create a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future for our people, clients, partners, and the planet. We have earned a reputation for integrity, working safely, and driving innovation. With a focus on creating an environment where people can be at their best, be authentic, and be treated with respect and dignity, the company is widely recognized as a great place to work. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, an engineering-led global infrastructure group with leading positions across its core activities of construction, services, and concessions/public-private partnerships (PPP) focused on Australia, North America and Europe.

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About 34 Group

34 Group is a Buffalo-based firm, established by Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas and his wife, Patti, providing general contracting, construction management and self-performed construction services. A New York State Certified Minority Business Enterprise, 34 Group's team of designers, builders, schedulers, and compliance professionals bring a combination of expertise and leading-edge technology to deliver projects with the highest craftsmanship, on schedule, and within budget. For more information, visit

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