Super Bowl XLVIII: Feb. 2 date is subject to change

Jan 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A general view as stadium workers clean snow from stands during the Super Bowl XLVIII stadium preparations press conference at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Though Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled to be played on Feb. 2, the NFL has put contingency plans in place to have the game played anytime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 3, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The forecast calls for it to be a high of 40 degrees with about a 30 percent chance of either snow or rain in East Rutherford, N.J., on Super Bowl Sunday. This would be the first Super Bowl played outdoors in cold weather in the NFL’s history.

Officials have said that moving the date of the game would be worst-case scenario and there is a low probability that it will happen.

But it could.

The Tribune mentioned in an article on Thursday that workers have removed 13 inches of snow from the bowl seating area this week as the crew prepares seats for the big game.

Topics: Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII

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  • RichmondNick

    Wrong. There was a Super Bowl that was played outdoors in New Orleans in 38 degree temperatures at Tulane. I think it was Super Bowl 8.

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