Getting Fans To And From Metlife Stadium Could Be A Major Concern

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Football season hasn’t started yet but Super Bowl predictions are already rolling in.

The highly regarded Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a bitter cold winter for most of the country and a lot of precipitation.

Among that precipitation is a huge snowstorm in New Jersey on Super Bowl weekend, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported.

Recent blizzards have crippled the Tri-State Area. The almanac has predicted that one will hit New Jersey sometime between Feb. 1 and 3. The Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 2 at Metlife Stadium.

East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella wasn’t surprised by the prediction.

“Well, it’s February, it is the Northeast. It snows. So I could make that prediction,” he said.

Cassella said that if a storm does show up for the Super Bowl his town’s roads will be clear.

“I think their biggest concern is the Lincoln Tunnel to the stadium. Also, buses, trains, and probably vans from the hotels bringing people,” Casella said.

Every agency involved in the game promised to make getting fans to the stadium a priority. As for the game, football has been played in frigid temperatures and snow before.

“I went to Syracuse University and it was freezing there. We sat there all the time with booties and blankets and whatever we could,” Lynn Zimmering said.

For others the cold weather is a convenient excuse to find a way to stay warm during the game.

“If there is a blizzard you can still be warm and comfortable. A blizzard is just adding more warmth. You’ve got your blanket. You got your man or your woman,” Robin Smith said.

On game day the halftime show will also be a major concern. CBS 2 was still waiting for a response from the Super Bowl Host Committee to find out what would happen to the halftime show in the event of a snowstorm.

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