The Super Bowl could get rescheduled, as this is one of a few contingency plans that needed to be put in place when scheduling the Super Bowl 2014. The game is being played outside in New Jersey in the dead of winter, where weather could play a big part in the Super Bowl. According to the Washington Post on Dec. 19, in case of inclement weather it might entail the Super Bowl to be moved to Saturday, Monday or Tuesday.
A move by even one day would screw up the works for millions holding Super Bowl parties in the bars and in homes across the nation. The beginning of February can bring anything from sunshine to a blizzard for the New Jersey area.
Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2014 with Kickoff at 6:25 p.m. ET.
Not only would a snow storm become a hardship for the players, playing in white out conditions on a field full of slippery snow, but for the fans too. Thousands of folks hold Super Bowl tickets and many would drive through just about anything to get to this game. This puts an awful lot of traffic on the road if the weather is bad.
Another contingency plan is using the Aero, which is a heavy-duty plow that can melt 600 tons of snow per hour. It is called Mr. Plow. The chances of inclement weather are fairly good for February, but AccuWeather is forecasting a day that will offer the high temperature of 36 degrees. Being this far out from the Super Bowl, that forecast can change drastically, but for now that’s what their pointing to.
The NFL has already taken advantage of the worry that the Super Bowl could run into bad weather and they’ve created their “Hail Mary” T-shirts. The shirt says “Rain, Sleet or Hail Mary.”