Bowl Weather Blues

News
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:04pm

Nasty weather is putting a damper on Super Bowl festivities.

Winter weather isn't unusual for North Texas, but no one expected just how much snow and ice would be on the ground in the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV.

"I think it is the worst I've seen. It certainly is the coldest I've been exposed to here in North Texas," says Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck.

The arctic blast leaving roads covered with ice and drivers stranded, the airport closures and rolling black outs are quickly placing North Texas center stage for a reason other than the big game.

Questions are now swirling around whether or not Cowboys Stadium will get a chance to host the Super Bowl ever again.

Back in 2000 Atlanta hosted the event during an ice storm that crippled the city and knocked out power.

The NFL has not called on the city to host the big game again.

Still, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he understands.

"This has been a storm that really has gone down in the record books across the country. This is not the only community that's facing a significant storm I think this community has responded very favorably and very positively and we're excited to be here and I think its going to be a great Super Bowl," Goodell says.

Super Bowl XLV takes place this Sunday.
 

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment