Buffalo, New York is in the midst of a crippling snow storm that has paralyzed the city. Over six feet of snow has fallen over the last three days which has caused the NFL to move Sunday’s home match up against the Jets to a whole other city. Bills vs. Jets will take place on Monday at 7:00 PM at Ford Field in Detroit.
“Public safety resources in western New York must be fully available to deal with the recovery from the storm,” the NFL said in a statement.
Initially, the Bills hoped to clear Ralph Wilson Stadium in time for Sunday’s 1 p.m. scheduled kickoff, offering $10 per hour and free game tickets to fans who could help shovel out the stadium.
“It is not practical to play a game in Orchard Park in the condition that our community is in,” Bills president Russ Brandon said earlier Thursday, before the NFL announced the site change. “It really wasn’t an option to try to play the game at any point Sunday, Monday or even potentially Tuesday based on what the forecast is.”
Tickets to the game will be free. Check out photos and video players posted to Instagram and Twitter this week of the snow fall.