Super Bowl 2014: NFL prepared to reschedule game if storm hits

Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; General view MetLife Stadium prior to the game between the New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

There has been plenty of conversation about the potential winter storm that could hit New Jersey when the Super Bowl is set to be played in February, so the NFL is doing everything that they can in order to be prepared for that scenario.

One of the plans that they have in place could cause the Super Bowl to be rescheduled if a severe winter storm hits.

“[I]f it’s necessary due to matters of public safety or there are impracticalities, then rescheduling scenarios have to be considered,” executive V.P. of events Frank Supovitz said, via Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.  “Saturday would be as early as we would consider at this point.  We have contingencies that take us into Monday and Tuesday.”

While it would be nice to see the game played without a foot of snow or more on the field, some things are unavoidable.

The NFL knew that this could happen when they decided to grant the Super Bowl bid to New Jersey and rescheduling the game should not be an option.

Considering all of the travel plans that have likely already been made by fans to attend the game and the plans that will be made once the teams are set, it would hurt the league more than it would help to reschedule the game.

Whether the NFL likes to believe it or not, people have jobs and a family that they will need to get back to.

Changing travel plans because of a rescheduled game is just not practical for the thousands that will be in attendance.

Do you think the NFL should consider rescheduling the game if a severe storm hits? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

Topics: NFL, Super Bowl

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  • peewee

    That’s an EASY fix!!! Don’t schedule it in the North during Winter!!!!!! DUH!!!!!

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