With an epic snowstorm set to slam Buffalo this weekend, the Buffalo Bills’ home game against the Cleveland Browns is being relocated to Detroit. The area is expected to get multiple feet of snow for days and it would make things entirely too dangerous for the players, but mostly for the thousands of people trying to travel through the area.
The team said the decision to move the game from Highmark Stadium was done “in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and local and state authorities as the region prepares for the storm.”
The Lions play the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, making their field available, or so we thought.
Tony Grossi shared a photo of what Ford Field looks like this Thursday and it shows a huge Crainival on the field that now has to come down before Sunday’s game between the Bills and Browns.
It sucks for the workers because the Carnival was scheduled to open on Friday.
The Bills may be losing a home game but at least they won’t have to travel after the game since they face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving on that very same field.
The last time the NFL moved a regular-season game was in November 2014. The Bills were scheduled to host the Jets on a Sunday afternoon, but more than 6 feet of snow fell in the area ahead of the game, resulting in the two teams facing off in Detroit on a Monday night.
With this week’s game being relocated, Buffalo’s next home game won’t be until Dec. 11 against the Jets.