Super Bowl 2014: NFL Must Make Early Announcement for Potential Saturday Game

February 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a blizzard of epic proportions rocked the East Coast last week, the NFL would be wise to make a contingency plan to have Super Bowl XLVIII played either on Saturday or after Sunday in case of bad weather.
Next year's big game is set to take place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2, 2014.
But according to Daniel Kaplan, Terry Lefton and John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal, the NFL is developing a plan to potentially play the game either a day earlier or after Sunday should weather conditions end up threatening the start time of the Super Bowl.
The NFL knew that it was taking a risk by having the Super Bowl be played in the New York/New Jersey area since MetLife Stadium doesn't have a roof to protect players and fans from the elements.
Normally, the NFL holds the Super Bowl in a dome and/or warm-weather location.
A stark reminder of this risk was seen this past week when the East Coast was blanketed with a foot of snow or m...

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