There's been some concern over the possibility of the NFL's Super Bowl, which is being held at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, moving to Saturday in the event of a heavy snowstorm on Sunday. Traditionally the NFL's championship game has been held in domed stadiums (regardless of the city's climate) or outdoor stadiums in Florida and California, where winters are generally mild, temperatures aren't frigid, and have zero threat of rain or snow in the area. This year's decision to hold the big game outdoors in a cold climate is just as rare as the UFC hosting their Super Bowl weekend card outside of Las Vegas. The day before the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks, UFC 169 will be held at the Prudential Center in nearby Newark, New Jersey. If the game is pushed to Saturday, the UFC's contingency plan is to re-schedule the card for Sunday.
Earlier this week the New York/New Jersey area was bombarded with up to 14 inches of snow in some areas, coupled with an extended period of freezing temperatures, and last night there were a few scattered snow showers extending from northern New Jersey to Long Island.
The early forecast for this weekend is a "wintry mix" of snow, rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, and potentially locusts as temperatures remain in the low to mid-30s, but there isn't another major storm on the radar, so there shouldn't be any reason to believe we could see a shift in schedule.
So if you're concerned about the status of either event, don't fret for now. This is just the worst case scenario planned out for what should otherwise be an incident-free UFC/Super Bowl weekend in New Jersey.
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