Those of you who don’t incessantly search NFL updates 18 hours a day, you may or may not have heard that the Super Bowl XLVIII will be held in the Giants/Jets stadium, Metlife in the Meadowlands in New Jersey next year. On the same note, those of you who don’t live on the east coast of America and don’t have television or have heard of weather, 2-3 feet of snow fell this weekend all over New England and the Tri-State area.
This has become a concern to the NFL for obvious reasons; the Super Bowl is the most watched show worldwide, and each year around 500,000 people flock to the area to be a part of the festivities. If the Super Bowl were to fall on a weekend that they had this much snow again, it is possible that it could be cancelled or at the very least postponed unless planning goes underway early.
Luckily, the NFL have already thought of this. For the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be held outdoors in a cold weather climate. The NFL believe that the regular snowy weather of the northeast will be easily dealt with but there is always the possibility of a storm such as the one that landed this weekend could happen on the week of the Super Bowl and contingencies need to be made. They are preparing to do whatever it takes, from re-scheduling for a few days after or even having the first ever Super Bowl Saturday.
The biggest issue concerning moving the day of the event is that people will need to re schedule flights which means that entire airports will need to cancel flights and add fleets of planes on different days. Let’s just hope that the fans will be that patient.