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(The Sports Xchange) - A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the Buffalo Bills out of western New York if it buys the team, according to the Toronto Sun.
The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. The franchise, which was recently valued at $870 million by Forbes, is expected to be sold for at least $1 billion.
Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not relocate the team.
Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.
Tanenbaum controls the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. The Rogers family includes Edward Rogers, who is deputy chairman of Rogers, the large Toronto communications company.
If the group buys the Bills, Bon Jovi, Tanenbaum and the Rogers family would each own one-third of the team, but Bon Jovi would be principle owner.
Donald Trump and Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are also listed as potential buyers.
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