Bills Fans Dig Out Highmark Stadium In Western New York [PICS]
Fans were digging out the home of the Buffalo Bills up until kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Orchard Park, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31 -17 on Monday evening, advancing to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The story leading up to the game was the inclement weather all of Western New York was facing.
This past weekend, over 3 feet of snow and high winds gusting up to 65 MPH blanketed the region with blizzard-like conditions. It was deemed too dangerous for the public to travel to Highmark stadium for the original kickoff time of Sunday at 1 pm, so the NFL was forced to move the game to Monday after at 4:30 pm.
However, despite the time being moved, snow was still a major factor up until kickoff. The Bills needed volunteers as well as their staff to clear the parking lots and the stadium itself. Several feet of snow filled the stands Monday, despite efforts to remove it the day before. Another band of lake-effect snow hit the area Sunday night into Monday creating a lot of work before kickoff.
The game, of course, went on without issue and fans ultimately made the best of it. The pictures from the game, provided by Getty Images, show you just how much snow had to be dealt with all the way up until kickoff.
From the stands to the parking lots, fans were digging out of the snow, which did not stop them from tailgating before the game. Despite walking into a snow-filled seat, people were able to dig a spot. Some fans had fun with the snow in their seat as well. Check out all the pictures below.
Bills Fans Dig Out Highmark Stadium In Western New York
Gallery Credit: Getty Images