We say good morning to bill CEO Russ Brandon -- right now here on WG I hate rush it's Howard gel as a -- -- -- I'm good we have a lot of stuff to get you but I wanna get to the important stuff right off the bat what do you servant for lunch today at the village after lunch for the media. You know personal come up with a good stretch for you. Gas comic strip is a middle watching my weight Russell really you know I gotta be care. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- my wife thank you very much. Ask not you more than anybody should be -- vacation you know I leave big things happened I believe it get Mario Williams. No question are we got off the well -- just you know again I will I would do it -- is on the team player. You are all so you know you whenever you got your first glance of the schedule even it was a draft whatever what was your first reaction top to bottom seeing what you saw. Well the first thing I would there was obviously what are we opened it up and in what are now we're gonna have a prime target at home when you're that. With the new NFL network package that Thursday night every team would beyond. Thursday night game and we will open it would be all game -- we are thrilled that were planned Miami air at all. And and the next thing I looked at wears what December. And see how many all the games we would have -- December. And you don't from a sales standpoint it's not ideal we talked about that before. For whatever reason historically we have a difficult time. Would December all of dance. On the flip side of that from a competitor from a football standpoint we're thrilled. Gives us an opportunity to play a meaningful and -- December and that's what you -- So. You know date is Paterno got the the fact that what score stands. Which is unique and but overall I think Berber Berkeley's in this. Yeah Brussels is gonna ask you about the back to back West Coast games there is is -- it. An idea being thrown out there to maybe just stay out that way the entire week or would that still would you still come back in between. Your till we're gonna look at it the indeed tell but I would say there will probably -- -- and stand up there. In some capacity. -- to send that to get basically a free week outlasted them not to come back oh no question that that's literally I don't know. I don't shipment -- so I don't. But you know you you run up the December games -- that that is a lightning rod listening charge our guys last night. Either people loved it like you said from a football advantage -- Hold the advantage cold weather bring amend or they hate the idea of having to buy tickets for three games in December Ralph Wilson Stadium. How much. Imports. Tom Waits does each team Kerry when it's -- can you totally take a look there was a favorite stop of the three home games did last year please don't do it again can you do. It it's a daunting process -- for those guys -- react I can't tell you -- that. What they go through. The wrong got a -- the league office looks like Star Wars -- We've all the different. Elements are going to create this schedule where is stating it needs which is multi purpose stadium which is what he. Each network is looking for. I think they generate somewhat of 14151000. Schedule gets down to about 150 working schedules. I heard a pilot come up with these schedule that works. It's never going to be perfect. You know we we talked to them about what works for -- And and in but we we can only protect gates that we had something out scoring on the facility being a football only stadium that we do not have. Many years those variables that come and play itself. You know -- When when you look at initially that we want what's what's best for our fans and our local. Is that playing those games and the sharper. We're gonna and the excitement in the building at twelve manicures over the hump because we also what it was like on the twelfth -- was -- here. Rusty touched a bit about the on the Thursday night in the prime time game how important is it to YouTube. Maybe kind of you know rekindle that rivalry with the dolphins and and if that was the draw at Ralph Wilson Stadium for that person -- Well urge all of you look at it from our standpoint you know Thursday night game. -- primetime we you know we all know what it was like in the building through Ellis came a few years back. Extra special -- all that night played out here on Thursday. I think market's gonna. Really respond and I also think slighted the sixteenth will be very unproductive days. At the hey I'm -- How how do you think you said now one issue from a ticket sales standpoint not from a football standpoint. Threat from a ticket sales standpoint how does this schedule and the December home games affect. The season ticket sales you got off to a good start obviously got a big boost with the Mario Williams signing your talked about. New season ticket sales and renewals and all that stuff so now how does this schedule and there's a schedule slow down any progress. I don't believe so -- we're going very well right now. And her arms are renewals are our season ticket renewals right now. Are as good as they've banned in my fifteen years here. -- -- new season ticket sales over 5000 in new season ticket sales the different from this year from last year. Is there or not we're much better foundation. Of our season ticket number will be. We anticipate. Before we even bought share with individual game tickets in mid to late July. That we will have three -- four games sold out. Prior. -- individual game tickets even caught on -- Dumars airport when you look at it. We got an opportunity to really drive veggies and ticket makes a lot of sense to have season's. When you look at the financial spread between a seat in -- individual can't purchase. So we we take our foundation which is a much much for a position assault those engines. You were you -- I know I was thrilled where you very happy to see that the game in Toronto. No offense to the people you got to deal with the Toronto was -- non AFC game. You know I know that -- we talked about the -- never believe -- but. You know where it comes out we see it in that's who we're gonna play I think if they've -- -- really well because Seattle post. Like -- they really work at their realization. Up alt the order are in the western part of Canada it makes a lot of sense for all of us and in a week we think under the leadership keep -- in the people drive the process out there. That we really anticipate Evan continue to build up the energy we built lash your lecture was the best -- we -- in that building now we won. But it was also the best atmosphere we think we've got a very good jumping off or move forward. -- second guess any update -- what the latest is you you want to renew the deal -- apparently the people in Toronto wandering in the -- what's going -- with that. Yeah ultimately it's worked for us our guy I know that -- it's -- polarizing subject here. But when you look at the numbers and how southern Ontario is now our top secondary market inching past Rochester it's a very important initiative for us. Are bringing back people here -- so -- game. Here at the -- -- -- we're we're working towards an extension. It had many ongoing conversations with our friends up -- Rogers. And hopefully it was in the next month will have some good news report pretty confident us. -- talk about that yes I would say there were cops that we would still go through some. Some details -- -- I feel pretty confident will be able to come to -- an agreement in the near future. The other thing and when I know a lot of fans wanna know about the least talks and the renovation plans for Ralph Wilson Stadium. So let's get both parts in can you give us an update on what's going -- at least discussions. Yeah and that's exactly what -- span they've been discussions with our formal conversations where it aren't -- -- cars and his staff. And they've ventures that are -- and they've been conversations we haven't had any form of negotiation. At this point. It would be if you call it -- some of these elements in the article on Sunday in a world we're coming to the conclusion. On the master plan we spent a lot of time looking at a at a very holistic manner. And we looked at everything from the new stadium opportunity to a a lark to retrofit to a renovation. And you know our focus right now is on the renovation. When you look at it from the financials airport. Not only to fit through the taxpayer but also to our stands and what would have to come in the form of a new revenue opportunities like PS cells -- it just doesn't make it's in this market. Do you have a sort -- -- Our our focus on. On the renovation is improving gross egress circulation in the building infrastructure we talked about. And technology work. Stated goal and it is it needs to be refreshed. There has been banned. A renovation that's been focused on the general and really up. If you walk into that stadium today. It's not much different than walking into it in 1973. For the general fan so. It it won't be the reinvestment does not don't have all the sex appeal that one might think. But it's it's needed and that's a long overdue because the stadium is to be refreshed in there will be a lot of elements. That -- are a major improvements for the and it urged her to stay. That doesn't ask you -- from a fan's standpoint when all is said and done if everything goes through according to your master plan what do you think will be. The biggest thing that'll strike fans what what they like the most about the improvements from a -- stamp lateral they were about technology so. You tell me what would be number one on their list. I think technology would certainly be. All there you know we are relaxed and very deficient what our fans can. Experience. From a customer service support from the convenience more comfort. Our building Howard is 900000 square feet. The every building in the National Football League as -- point six million so worked -- deficient in usable spears and the -- More concessions stands more options more restaurants. -- opportunities. You know we've we have issues when it comes as I mentioned circulation -- speaker and we need to get France more space and more opportunities. We look at the strength in the building you look around the land around the building obviously were noted for our delegate. This cycle irons. Have no fear of the late. And the ball into the building ourselves. So. He -- We have reduce its its not like how in the northeast where. Much are the building is is not exposed to the elements it's almost more like a normal field work. An automobile was exposed consistently to the conditions in the northeast. And when we look at our from our standpoint it's a big part of the old Billy has to refresher. And get it out to out. The standards that we all want as fans. To enjoy the the -- game and that's to keep the focus is the game it's not a state. Russ Brandon -- CEO this year on WGR. Russ is always thanks very much for taking the time -- retreat share your visit and look forward to seeing in the brain trust that the lunch today. You know I -- there are they trust trust.