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Super Bowl date change: Game planners give 4-day leeway in case of storm

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A Super Bowl date change is entirely possible with winter storms clobbering the northeast as much as it has. As it stand now, the 2014 NFL Championship begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherfo. NJ.com reported Jan. 22 that game planners are reviewing the hours needed to move the Super Bowl. Depending on what the weather brings, there will be a 4-day leeway on when a rescheduled game will occur.

The Super Bowl date change could potentially happen anytime from Friday, Jan. 31 to Monday, Jan. 3. It hinges on whether the NFL wants to reschedule ahead or after the original date.

“We would need 24 hours to move the game time,” NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman said. “We need 36 hours to move the day. We need 48 hours of notice or prep time.”

The NFL is doing everything it can to plan for the worst case scenario. Clean-up efforts have been calculated to take 18 hours after crews did a "dress rehearsal" Wednesday after Tuesday's storm. That included clearing snow from stadium seats, concourses, tarps, and parking lots.

Public safety is the number one concern and with the way weather has been this season, NFL officials are taking this seriously. If a Super Bowl date change ends up happening, will it impact viewership and those who planned to attend the game?

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