“The main objective of the NFL and the Host Committee is to be prepared for any and everything, with regard to weather. We have been planning for all possibilities and are creating various contingency plans to deal with each potential situation.”
- Al Kelly, president of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee
Because the NFL seems determined to have a cold weather Super Bowl, outdoors, at the end of the 2013 NFL football wagering season, the only option for avoiding the kind of extreme weather that hit America’s Northeast, will apparently be adjusting the day of the game.
Does this mean YouWager’s football bettors could see a Super Bowl on a Monday or a Tuesday a year from now? Possibly. The NFL claims that regardless what happens with the cold weather, the league will be prepared to host the championship match at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2n. But this does mean that the game could played on a day other that the traditional Sunday, officials admit.
YouWager’s NFL betting fans have been worried about the cold as that part of the country continues to struggle with the results of the huge snowstorm that covered the region last weekend. Contingency plans are in the works, but they will not be moving the game.
Some YouWager bettors are already wondering if a wager on another power outage is in the works. No one really wants to repeat that moment when the lights went out in the Superdome for 34 minutes. But, some sportsbook bettors are wondering about the odds of this happening again.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told a YouWager news source that the league has already discussed changing the day of the game if extreme weather is expected. McCarthy would not speak about the details for a backup plan, but he said the NFL would make changes if it came to that.
McCarthy told YouWager’s source, “We have had contingency plans for the previous 47 Super Bowls. We expect to play all games, including the Super Bowl, as planned. … We will be prepared if we have to make adjustments.”
YouWager’s research department tells us that, in the history of the event, the date of the Super Bowl has never been changed. However, several NFL regular season games have been postponed because of the weather.
What if the Super Bowl becomes the Snow Bowl? Will the fans be able to attend it? Al Kelly, president of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, assured fans, saying, “MetLife Stadium has excellent snow clearing procedures. Both states — New York and New Jersey — and New York City have strong track records preparing for and handling adverse weather conditions and we have every confidence that we will be prepared.”
Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL will be able to deal with any weather conditions.
YouWager’s research department says the all-time low temperature for a Super Bowl is 39 degrees, when Dallas played Miami at the Tulane Stadium in New Orleans in 1972.