Will Snow Ruin The Super Bowl Festivities?

By Selena Hernandez, CBS 11 News

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There is just over a week until Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But there could be a chilly problem. Wintry weather — including snow – is expected to arrive in North Texas on Tuesday, and it could have a major impact on the high-profile events that are planned throughout the week leading up to the big game.

Snow and ice are certainly not the ideal forecast for event planners, who had scheduled numerous parties and festivities around North Texas. The fear is that we could have a replay of last year’s NBA All-Star Game in North Texas, where icy conditions made it difficult to get around town and left a slushy impression on the out-of-state visitors.

Despite the ominous forecast, preparations are still underway for the game itself at Cowboys Stadium and a number of pre-game events around the Metroplex. The stadium field was transformed on Thursday into a home for game rivals – the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. And at the Dallas Convention Center, the NFL Experience kicked off with a record-setting crowd.

But as celebrities begin flying into town this week, Old Man Winter could arrive as well, to put the big plans on ice. The snow and ice are expected to become a problem starting on Tuesday night, and temperatures could remain in the 20s for two straight days. (Click here for the latest weather forecast.)

The threat of winter weather has always presented a concern for the host committee. There is certainly a game plan ready to go, or being developed, to defend the city and the scheduled events from this ill-timed cold snap. But if conditions become too treacherous, the weather could put a serious freeze on the fun.


One Comment

  1. Rod Brown says:

    Why is the nfl letting the people sitting outside watching the game for 200 dollars
    cout toward attendence. You should be in the area for this to count. If they
    are going to do this they might as well count me, sitting on my chair.

  2. Sherrie says:

    Are you kidding? Compared to the kind of weather the fans of these two teams are used to, this is Indian Summer! We’re such wusses down here!

  3. Robert F Lannerd Jr says:

    Just wait. If they are worried about weather here for the Super Bowl. In two or three years it’s going to be in NEW YORK with a stadium that doesn’t have a roof. Then after that it will be in New England in a a stadium with no roof… What’s happening now in the northeast? Funny you should ask. They are BURIED under a whole LOT of snow… Wait and see. It will be funny.

  4. Janelle Jones says:

    I don’t think it’s the visitors from up north that we should be worried about. It’s the locals who are not used to this kind of weather and don’t know how to drive in it that are the threat here. That combined with a city that is not prepared to handle the icy road condions. I’m a Dallas girl who spent 13 years in Indiana. I know what I’m talking about.

  5. SRD says:

    I hope we get so much ice and snow it closes the entire place down!

    1. Hemroidious says:

      Me too!

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