Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon said today that the Buffalo Bills will play Sunday’s game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
“I anticipate being 100 percent operational,” Brandon said at a news conference at One Bills Drive. “We will play the Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday.”
Brandon said the team’s snow removal efforts, involving an army of workers with shovels, were assisted greatly this week by the warmer temperatures that began arriving Saturday.
He said the stadium suffered some damage but not enough to delay Sunday’s game.
When asked if he now favored a domed stadium, Brandon declined to answer.
“I’m just happy we’re home,” he said.
The Bills beat the New York Jets 38-3 Monday night at Ford Field in Detroit after snow forced the team to relocate last Sunday’s home game.
Kick-off for this coming Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns is 1 p.m.
Meanwhile, the team is not counting on the warmer weather to do all the work. While the Bills’ parking lots are largely clear, front loaders, trucks and bulldozers still surround the stadium, carrying out snow shoveled off the seats by $10-an-hour workers, most of them Bills fans who are pitching in for the team. Crews also were repairing guard rails and other areas damaged when several feet of snow pounded Orchard Park last week.