NFL moves Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills game to Detroit due to potential snowfall
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The week 11 game between the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills has been moved to Detroit due to weather concerns.
The game was originally scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 20 in Buffalo.
But, prior reports indicated that Orchard Park, the home of the Bills, will receive over six feet of snow throughout the weekend.
The NFL in a statement sent to 19 News the game was moved out of “an abundance of caution.”
Due to public safety concerns and out of an abundance of caution in light of the ongoing weather emergency in western New York, Sunday’s Cleveland Browns-Buffalo Bills game will be moved to Ford Field in Detroit at 1 p.m. ET, the NFL announced today.
The decision to move the game from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY was done in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and local and state authorities as the region prepares for the storm.
Details on tickets and other game day information for Sunday's game in Detroit will be announced shortly. The Bills will provide information for those fans with tickets to the game originally scheduled for Orchard Park.
The game will be televised on CBS as part of its regularly scheduled broadcast.
The Bills said anyone who ordered through the team’s ticket office will be refunded starting Dec. 2, according to their website.
Tickets go live for the relocated game on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., according to the NFL. Buffalo’s General Manager, Brandon Beane, said Bills ticketholders will be able to get first opportunity to purchase tickets.
Those who purchased seats on Ticketmaster and NFL Ticket Exchange will also be refunded, but in 7-10 business days, according to the Bills.
This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.
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