What If It Snows on Super Bowl XLVIII? The NFL Reveals Its Contingency Plans

Dec 19, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The NFL has unveiled its bad weather contingency plans for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII. The big game is getting a bad weather date, given that the game is scheduled to be played Feb. 2 in the open-air Metlife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands, reports TVLine. The game will be carried by Fox.

NFL head of events Frank Supovitz said that the game has a contingency plan of shifting to either Saturday, Feb. 1, or Monday, Feb. 3 — or even a later date — if bad weather prevents the game from being played on its scheduled date.

Still, a few flurries won’t trigger the snow date, the story says.

“I think watching NFL football in the snow is really romantic,” Supovitz said. “It’s great, it’s exciting, and if you’ve ever done it, you know that. … I think it would be better if it snowed a little bit during the game. I think it’ll just make it more memorable.”

Given the possibility of a schedule change, "Fox might want to ready a batch of classic ‘Simpsons’ repeats," the report adds.

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  1. Having watched a few games this year that took place in the middle of a snowstorm – don’t they realize that the presence of snow heightens the intensity of the viewers? The two best teams duking it out IN THE SNOW?
    The only contingency plan I need is an alternate pizza delivery source.

  2. All the money they make and they want to control the weather too? BooHoo!

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