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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will sit outside for the upcoming Super Bowl when football's two best teams face off at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Goodell's seats are in an outside area and he will brace the elements just like the estimated 80,000 fans who attend the game on Feb. 2. The Super Bowl will take place in East Rutherford, N.J. and is expected to be cold with a chance of precipitation.
Super Bowl Sunday will feature a high of 37 degrees and a low of 25, with a possibility of rain and snow showers, according to the latest AccuWeather forecast.
However, the NFL is currently developing contingency plans in case the Super Bowl is affected by inclement weather and one of the leading options proposed thus far would be to reschedule the championship game.
"I don't know that I would consider it to be a nightmare," Frank Supovitz, the NFL's senior vice president of events, told reporters during a previous press conference. "I would consider it to be complicated. There are a lot of people who are already working those plans through - the governmental side, the public safety side, security, stadium operations, concessions, merchandise and the department of transportation."
Discussions regarding the impact weather could have been a main focus since owners voted in 2010 to have the Super Bowl played in New Jersey at MetLife stadium.
Officials stated that they are prepared to handle some snow given that there are 821 trucks and 60,000 tons of salt at the ready, but a major weather system could prove too much for crews preparing for the big game.
"Watching NFL football in the snow is really romantic. It's really great and exciting," Supovitz said. "It's also a rite of passage for you as a fan to do it at least once. And this is a Super Bowl, right? I think it's going to be amazing. It will be better if it snows a little bit during the game. It would make it that much more memorable."