Super Bowl In New York Will Be Prepared For Bad Weather, Unlike Dallas

By now the dust has started to settle on the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas. One of the top story lines coming out of the game was the weather throughout the week in Texas. The ice and snow caused problems -- for fans, media and even the Green Bay Packers, who moved their practices indoors -- but it wasn't the weather people had a problem with.
It was the response to the weather. Outside of the media center at the Sheraton in Dallas, a solid block of ice covered the street for several days. Dallas officials began putting sand and gravel over the snow hoping that would help (it didn't).

The bad weather has caused some to wonder what's going to happen in New York for the 2014 Super Bowl. If Dallas was bad, what will February in the northeast bring? Rest assured, New York officials are expecting bad weather, according to Mark Lamping, CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium (via NY Daily News):
"Our approach is we are assuming we are going to have bad weather," Lamping said. "Our plans are built accordingly. It will be a surprise for us if we don't have bad weather. We will have a plan in place with whatever comes our way."
The reason it won't be a problem, in my mind, is because New York is used to bad weather. They're prepared to handle bad weather and they see it every year, unlike Dallas. As for the game itself, it'll be cold and there's not a whole lot fans can do about it. Lamping told the NY Daily News that they'll be draping some of the concourses to keep the heat inside as much as possible.

Lamping also says that if you have a ticket, you'll get into the game -- unlike Dallas.
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