Found February 04, 2013 on The Other Paper:
Forget about wardrobe malfunctions, lip-synching and power outages — because next year's Super Bowl in the frosty climes of MetLife Stadium might go on without a halftime show altogether. There is no plan for one at Super Bowl XLVIII in the open-air home of the Jets and Giants in New Jersey — because NFL officials can’t figure out how to stage the festivities in the frigid climate, sources told The New York Post. “It’s because of the cold weather,” revealed one source involved in the planning of the first-ever open-to-the-winter-elements Super Bowl. “It’s not only the acts and the singers but [also] the crews that have to put the stage together. You know, the assembly has to be done a certain way. It’s choreographed and rehearsed so it can be assembled and disassembled as fast as possible. And you just can’t assemble the stage and break it down fast enough in the cold.” "There's no plan right now of what to do in its place," the planning official said. The NFL is freaking out about these issues because they've never done a cold-weather Super Bowl," said another source. While lawyers, NFL executives and TV flacks try to figure out what to do if there is a cold weather emergency leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, a source said New Jersey and New York are stockpiling rock salt for next year — just in case. Maybe they should be looking for some rock stars instead. Officials with the league and the Super Bowl host committee declined comment to The Post.
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