Hosting the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ was a controversial idea when it was first proposed. The big concern was weather, both for its impact on the game and the comfort of the fans in the stand. The game has traditionally been held in southern cities with warmer climates or in domed stadiums when held further north. MetLife Stadium is an open-air stadium inviting the elements in and it looks like it will be a cold game.
It is already snowing at MetLife Stadium and it looks like it is coming down pretty heavy.
Check out this picture from today of MetLife:
Today at MetLife Stadium. Looks perfect for a Super Bowl! pic.twitter.com/W4vNVQiVys
— Jacob Ullman (@jacobu) January 21, 2014
Snow like that could of course melt and go away over the next two weeks or be cleared off the field. There is plenty of time to handle what is happening today, but it just goes to show you that the weather on Super Bowl Sunday is unpredictable at the moment, Weather.com only offers a 10-day forecast, and it could snow like this.
— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) January 21, 2014