LaSalle Park officially renamed for late Bills owner Ralph Wilson

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — LaSalle Park will now be named Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park ahead of a major renovation.

Wilson’s widow, Mary, joined Common Council members and Mayor Byron Brown as he signed legislation giving the park its new name.

Mary Wilson says her late husband is continuing to give back to Western New York.

“I said I wasn’t going to get emotional, Ralph loved this city, he loved his fans, and it is so appropriate that he is touching more Buffalo Bills fans, even though there aren’t many people here that aren’t Buffalo Bills fans,” Mary Wilson said.

The Wilson Foundation, the City of Buffalo, and New York State have committed a total of $68 million to reshape the land on Buffalo’s waterfront.

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