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Super Bowl date change: Snowstorm could cause game to move to Friday to Monday

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One of the biggest sports days of every single year is Super Bowl Sunday, but fans may not end up having that in 2014 if a big snowstorm hits the New York/New Jersey area. A Super Bowl date change could be necessary as the NFL said on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, due to possible bad weather and a plan is already in place to move it to Saturday or Monday.

The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have already been practicing and preparing for the big game so they will be ready, but they don't know what day to be ready for just yet.

As of now, Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Contingency plans are in place by the league and could move the game anywhere from Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, to Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

"We are embracing the weather," commissioner Roger Goodell said. "Football is played in the elements."

By the time the game begins at 6:25 p.m. ET, there is a forecast for a high of 40 degrees and a low somewhere in the mid-20s. There is also a 30 percent chance of snow.

Should a big time snowstorm hit the area and severe temperatures start coming in, the game could end up being moved. The league has said that a Super Bowl date change is a worst-case scenario, but it's something that is possible and ready to happen if needed.

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