The Buffalo Bills have delayed their public practice scheduled for Friday night, due to inclement weather (specifically lightning) in the area.
Due to approaching severe weather, practice is delayed until further notice.— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 4, 2017
Fans in the stands are asked to take shelter in the concourse. pic.twitter.com/o1xc4RbThN
The practice was the only one of the training camp scheduled in Buffalo, and the only one scheduled at night. The rest are either morning or afternoon sessions at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
The Bills’ training camp is about halfway over, and by this time next week they’ll have already opened their preseason schedule on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.
Still, this is a much-hyped practice for the fans, which has been set to happen outdoors at New Era Field. If the public session is cancelled, the team will likely practice in the field house.
The practice was scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM. Training camp sessions usually won’t run longer than two hours, so there’s still time to revert to the plan if the forecast improves.
We’ll keep you updated when something becomes official.
Update 5:40 p.m. ET
The Bills have re-opened the gates and are allowing fans to enter from the parking lot.