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The Super Bowl could be moved to Friday night if a snow storm became a public concern, according to NFL official Eric Grubman.

Grubman, the Executive Vice President of the NFL was talking on The Michael Kay show on ESPN radio earlier this week about the predicted snow storm forecasted to hit New York on Super Bowl weekend.

"We have contingency plans to move it." Said Grubman, "We could play the game Friday, Saturday, Sunday just about any time."

Current weather forecasts predict that it will be under 32 degrees Farenheit on Super Bowl Sunday with rain or snow also predicted.

This is the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in an open-air stadium in a cold-weather city. In the past Super Bowls in the north of the country have been held in dome stadiums.

Moving the time or date of the Super Bowl would naturally throw up some logistical problems, with thousands of Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks flying into New York for the game. The NFL are also expecting media outlets from all over the world to attend the February 2nd matchup.

Television broadcasts may also be an issue with many advertising companies paying millions of dollars for spots during the game. 

It is unlikely that the game time or date will change with the NFL hoping to avoid any embarrassment following the 'lights-out' fiasco at last year's game in New Orleans.

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