The NFL has discussed moving the Super Bowl — possibly up to Saturday or back to Monday, Tuesday or the following weekend — in the event of a major snowstorm. The NFL will be playing its first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium and it could be played on a day other than Sunday for the first time if a major snowstorm hits the metropolitan area. The league’s motto for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2: Let it snow but not too much. If a storm of mammoth proportions hits, the NFL is prepared to play the game one day early on Saturday or push it back to Monday or Tuesday, or in a worst-case scenario, all the way to the following weekend. “There are postponement scenarios or rescheduling scenarios for 256 regular-season games each year. Same thing for Super Bowls since the beginning of Super Bowls. We’ve had those in place,” Frank Supovitz, the league’s senior vice president of events, said Wednesday. “The fact is we’ve been in cold weather cities before, we’ve been in situations where snow has fallen ahead of the Super Bowl.” This is the fourth time the Super Bowl will be played in a cold-weather city. The first three were played in domes: Super Bowl XVI in Pontiac, Mich., Super Bowl XXV in Minneapolis and Super Bowl XL in Detroit. It snowed the night before Super Bowl XL.
NFL has contingency plans in place in case major snowstorm threatens Super Bowl
New York Daily News | Dec 19