The NFL will consider rescheduling the Super Bowl if a blizzard is headed toward New Jersey on Feb. 2, the Sunday on which the Super Bowl is scheduled to be played.
Though the NFL claimed that such a scenario is “highly unlikely,” Frank Supovitz, the “senior vice president of events for the NFL,” said the the league could reschedule the game “or the Saturday before if heavy snow is forecast, or for the Monday or Tuesday after,” according to Bloomberg News.
“There is a potential for a move-up or move-back scenario depending on what we see coming,” Supovitz said. “If we see something that is crippling the region, then we’ll make a decision based on the intelligence we have at that time. How late we do that is going to be as late as possible.”
The upcoming Super Bowl will be the first in an outdoors stadium cold weather, and the NFL’s contingency plans for such a big and global event has left people again wondering why an outdoors stadium in New Jersey was even selected to host the event in the first place.