Buffalo Bills ask fans for help shoveling stadium out from under five-feet of snow

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Buffalo Bills ask fans for help shoveling stadium out from under five-feet of snow
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The Buffalo Bills have a home game against the New York Jets this Sunday, snow or no snow, but they are asking for help to make it happen.

Suburbs south of Buffalo have received a staggering five to six-feet of snow since Monday, and as many as three feet more are expected by the end of the week. Ralph Wilson stadium is buried. The Bills need people to dig them out.

The stadium is in suburban Orchard Park, about 15 miles from downtown Buffalo.

The town has been blanketed by five feet of the white stuff, according to the Buffalo News. Roads are closed and people are snowed in.

"We have not had this much snow as far as we know in the history of our team," a Bills official said in a team statement.

But the Bills have a solid offer for those fans hearty enough to venture out into the frozen tundra.
"We can't have too many people helping. We won't be turning anyone away," Major added. "Removing snow and having snow fall at the same time, we'll go 24/7, triple shifts to be ready."

Bills officials estimated 220,000 tons of snow needs to be removed in order for the game to go off as planned.

"We are sparing no expense to clear the stadium and make it safe," Major added.

Bills players have been busy posting to social media while enjoying their time off, but the team is concerned about its ability to stage Sunday's game.

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Should the stadium not be cleared in time for Sunday's game, the NFL will determine any possible contingency plans, the team also announced.

Their concern is not unprecedented among NFL teams.

The Green Bay Packers often pay local residents to shovel Lambeau Field after monumental snow storms.

For $10 an hour and a game ticket, the Bills have an offer they hope many can't refuse.

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