Every year we half-joke about the fact the Super Bowl should be a national holiday in the United States. But if the worst-case scenario sucker-punches the NFL in the face in early-February, the need for time off work on the day of the biggest game in American sports might become a little more urgent.
That's because the league says it is prepared to play the Super Bowl on a Monday or Tuesday (or a Saturday... or an entire week later) in the event of a major weather event that could make it difficult or impossible to play the game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, Feb. 2.
The first 47 Super Bowls were played on Sunday, but the first 47 also took place in domes and/or warm-weather cities. This marks the first time the NFL has brought its trademark event to an open-air stadium in a cold-weather climate. And I'm not sure if you've heard, but it snows from time to time in the New York metropolitan area in February.
The league’s senior vice president of events, Frank Supovitz, discussed contingency plans in a press conference outside the stadium on Wednesday. From Gary Myers of the New York Daily News:no comments