ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - Just like everyone else south of downtown Buffalo, the Bills are trying to figure out how to dig out their home .
Their home, though, is Ralph Wilson Stadium, which hosts the New York Jets on Sunday.
"The plan for us is to take care of the field first; clear the field, make sure it’s playable and get rid all the snow off that field so the guys can get out there and play the game," said Bills Vice President of Operations and Guest Experience Andy Major over the phone Wednesday. "Getting the parking lots plowed. We know we’re going to lose a lot of parking spaces, based on the amount of snow. Getting parking lots cleared so fans can actually park and get into the spaces. Then, we’re going to tackle the concourses, the gates, the stands, the stairs, the seats."
Easier said than done. The Bills say four feet of snow has canvassed One Bills Drive. In total, it has accumulated over 220,000 pounds. That amount of snow, they say, would fill the Bills Fieldhouse eight times. While removing that much snow would be a challenge, the team also expects an additional one to two feet to fall overnight into Thursday.
"Usually, you saw a foot of snow you can probably clear the whole place in a three day period," Major said.
To help with the snow removal, the Bills are offering to pay volunteers $10 an hour plus give them game tickets for their services. If interested, call 716-636-4840.
As for if the game time, date, or location could change, the Bills say that decision will be made by the NFL.