2011 Super Bowl: Dallas Weather Forces Green Bay Packers To Practice Indoors

With snow and ice pelting the Dallas region, the Green Bay Packers will take their Super Bowl XLV preparations indoors, practicing at a local high school ahead of Sunday's big game. With bitter wind and frigid temperatures hitting the region, the Packers decided to play it safe, figuring an indoor practice would be more productive.

The interesting part of it all comes from ESPN's Chris Mortenson, who reported Green Bay decided to practice indoors at a local high school instead outside in the elements at nearby Southern Methodist University. Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk had high praise for Texas football after hearing about the facilities from former Ohio State teammate Anthony Schlegel.

"I'm from Ohio and high school football is pretty big, at least we think it is," Hawk said. "[Schlegel] has told me about [the indoor facility]. Texas football is amazing. Everything in Texas is great."

It is Texas, after all, where high school football is serious business and the facilities rival those of NFL teams. Highland Park boasts a $4.47 million indoor practice facility complete with amenities that would make many college programs jealous.

The Packers and Steelers hit the field on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. For the latest on the game, stay tuned to our Super Bowl StoryStream.

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