A new stadium could be the key to keeping National Football League franchise Buffalo Bills in western New York.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would like to see Bills remain in Buffalo but that could hinge on the construction of a new ground.

The club are looking for someone to buy the club following longtime owner Ralph Wilson's death in March, leaving their future uncertain.

Goddell said: "We need to find the right long-term solution that is good for the community and can help the Bills continue to be successful in Western New York, and I’m confident we’ll get there."

Bills have played some regular season games in Toronto, which has been cited as a potential new home. Los Angeles has also been floated as a possible location, but remaining in Buffalo remains an option. 

The franchise, who compete in the East Division of the AFC, signed a 10-year lease agreement at their current venue, the Ralph Wilson Stadium, until the 2019 season with $130 million in upgrades due to be made.

Posted on 10/05/2014