The snow went away, and now Ralph Wilson Stadium will be able to host the Bill’s game on Sunday with the Browns, as announced on Friday by Russ Brandon, the team’s president. Pay per head services could see that fans were very happy the news, and can’t wait for the game to kick off.
On Sunday, Brandon said that he’s expecting to see the stadium being “100 percent operational”.
The Bills played their game on Monday night against the Jets on Detroit’s Ford Field, as Buffalo’s stadium was covered in snow after the very heavy storms last week.
On Monday night, Buffalo beat the Jets 38-3, improving their season to 6-5. When the game was over, coach Doug Marrone was the one to give a ceremonial game ball to the volunteers who responded first after the snow emergency in Buffalo last week. Nobody was present in the team’s locker room, but the ball was held up by the coach for his men.
On Ford Field, the Lions provided plenty of help to host the game on Monday, and they even painted the logo of the Bills on the stadium’s turf, setting up at their facility a provisional locker room as well. After the game took place, Marrone gave his thanks, and NFL fans could see that this was a great gesture by the Lions.
“I don’t think we would have been as prepared if it wasn’t how they opened their arms up this week to do everything to help us,” said the coach.
Earlier on Monday, an official from the team said that the Bills would be able to go back home. On Tuesday, Brandon confirmed the news.
And also on Tuesday, Brandon gave the update after a tour of the stadium showed that there was some minor harm done due to the storms. Last week, the Buffalo area was left with over six feet of snow.
The stadium suffered quite a few problems after the storm – there were burst pipes, leakage, and in the process of removing the snow, wall parts separating the stands from the field suffered damage. Part of the wall of Buffalo’s practice facility ended up caving in, but that was fixed already.
And Brandon mentioned that the stadium itself did not suffer any damage, as the engineers checked and saw that it was fine – something that came as a very big relief to many fans and pay per head services.