Hundreds of Bills fans help shovel out the Ralph

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 08:40:12-05

Snowfall in Orchard Park had the Buffalo Bills asking for help to shovel out Ralph Wilson Stadium ahead of Sunday's games against the Jets.

Fans that spoke to 7 Eyewitness News said they didn't think twice about pitching in.

"Tyrod Taylor told me to," said Buffalo Bills fan Andrew Lammerhirt. "I want to help the Bills organization and you get money for it too."

The Bills are paying fans $10 an hour plus a warm meal. Fans could be shoveling all night Saturday even into Sunday if needed.

"I think it's going to take about 12 hours," said Lammerhirt.

Fans said shoveling out the stadium was no easy task. Some fans were shoveling for four hours and more but they say it proves they're loyal fans.

"I want to see other fans come out here and do this. I want to see other fans come and dig out their stadium for the game the next day," said Bills fan James Ventola.

Clearing out the stadium requires a unique plan. Fans shovel off the seats and benches, piling the snow to the center isle then loading it down a snow shoot to the field.

Fans said it's a tough but fun job if you go prepared.

"I'm wearing like a thousand layers," said Emily Thomas.

Despite the quick cash fans said the best form of payment would be the Bills defeating the Jets on Sunday, crushing their chance at making the playoffs.




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