According to a report by Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusinessDaily.com, the league is exploring every option for contingency plans in the event that inclement weather hits East Rutherford, N.J., on or around the day of Super Bowl XLVIII.
The game will be the first Super Bowl played in an open-air stadium in an area with consistently cold weather in February (h/t ESPN). With the amount of bad winter weather that has hit the East Coast this year, establishing contingency plans is a necessity for the league.
According to Kaplan, the league may explore the possibility of delaying the game several days or playing it on a Saturday should poor weather conditions threaten to make it impossible to play on its traditional day. However, changing the schedule of the event could lead to serious problems for fans and media with travel plans centering on the scheduled day (Feb. 2).
h/t to Tom Nelson