"While we’re seeing some bright spots, it is now evident that it will take time for business to recover to prior levels," read a New Era statement to News Radio 930 WBEN. "All of this means that we have had to resize our workforce to better align our operations with the new market reality."
Erie County and the Bills are in the midst of negotiations for an extended stadium lease. Poloncarz acknowledged that his comments may have upset those within the organization.
"Sorry Bills, I know you're probably not happy with me right now," he said. "That name should not be on the stadium."