Snow Will Have Major Impact on Bowl XLVIII
This year’s Super Bowl is unlike any other played in recent history. Instead of playing in a conditioned dome as in previous years, the 2014 Super Bowl will be played at Metlife Stadium. New York and New Jersey are hosting the game, and have been preparing for years to host this nationally raved event. On February 2,2014,The Seattle Seahawks will be playing the Denver Broncos, in what many may be calling the ‘Snow Bowl’, due to the snowy and extreme winter conditions that may very will hit the two states during the game.
The game consists, as you’re most likely aware, of the two considerably best teams of the season in the NFL. This year, Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, among others, led the Denver Broncos through an incredible season, while Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and Russel Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks through an incredible season as well. The game always is the highlight of the NFL season, and is predicted to be the most broadcasted event in TV history.
As adrenaline for the game runs high, as does the need for tight and broad levels of security. Huge sporting events like the Olympics and Super Bowl always draw large security forces as did prior events at MetLife Stadium, site of Sunday’s game. Lt. Col Ed Cetnar of the New Jersey State Police told CNN this is a different ballgame. There will be more than 700 troopers in and around the stadium complex, he said. But they won’t be the only people guarding the game.
“There’s eyes all over the place, whether it’s state, local, federal or county assets there,” he told CNN’s .
That also includes 3,000 private security guards on site. And extra security for mass transit options because there will only be 12,000 parking spots at the game for 80,000 fans and 5,000 media members. Needless to say, security will be all over New York and New Jersey, as Border and Customs agencies are also taking part in making this event safe as possible. All measures to prevent disaster and trouble are being taken at the event.
Fans all over the country are anticipating this game because of the weather as well. This is the first game being played in what are called ‘natural conditions’ in many years, as Metlife Stadium isn’t enclosed and doesn’t cover the field from precipitation such as snow, which is being predicted to fall on the coast this weekend. The game commission has more challenges ahead due to these weather predicitions.
Then there’s the commercials. CNN Money records that 43 advertisers will be represented during the duration of the game. Advertisers and companies such as Pepsi, Doritos, and various car commercials will be shown, and at $4.5 million for a 30 second advertisement, their audiences best be interested in the products being shown nationally.