Every year fans look forward to the entertainment provided during the Super Bowl. Is it possible there won’t be a halftime show in 2014? Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled to be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. This will be the first ever Super Bowl to be hosted in a stadium completely open to whatever conditions Mother Nature may bring. The New York Post reported on Feb. 4 that currently there is no plan for a show due to the frigid conditions involved with an open air stadium. It may be too much for crews to work quickly enough in the cold to assemble and disassemble the stage.
According to Yahoo Sports this is not the only concern with next year’s championship game. There are also concerns about possible heavy snow or ice storms delaying the game or causing problems with travel. A source for the New York Post said “How do you cancel a Super Bowl or postpone it? Who decides? When? How do they decide? Will it be the next day, the next week? What if the teams can’t get there? What if the George Washington Bridge is shut down?”
These are all good questions and luckily the NFL has a year to get all plans put in motion.