ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — After pressure from politicians in western New York, the Buffalo Bills decided to postpone Sunday’s game at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. Friday the organization announced tickets would be free to the general public.
The Bills said Thursday night the game would be rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in Detroit at Ford Field. The Bills organization apologized to ticket holders and the community. Ticket holders can receive refunds by calling their ticket agent.
Starting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 23, the general public can secure free tickets to Monday’s game in detroit via Flash Seats here. Tickets will also be available at Ford Field’s box office at that time.
“We realize the importance of all available public safety resources being available for the community at this difficult time,” a statement said. “We are also in discussions with the team and the Red Cross on ways the NFL can support the community through this weather disaster.”
The NFL said in a statement the game was moved to Monday in order to give the Bills as much practice time as possible under the “current circumstances.” The NFL said the Bills have been unable to practice all week due the weather. The Bills will practice on in Detroit when they arrive Friday and Saturday, and they’ll do a walk through on Sunday.
Players are set to travel down and practice at the Lions’ practice facility on Friday. Some players, stuck in houses and apartments were evacuated in snowmobiles.
The NFL has yet to release information for tickets and other game day information. But Russ Brandon, president of the Bills, said they’re looking towards next week’s game now.
“It’s going to be a full-on effort by our stadium operations crew and everyone involved here at One Bills Drive to get the facility ready for next week,” Brandon said. “There’s an enormous amount of snow to be removed.”