2 Feb 2014

Super Bowl has it covered when it comes to weather

4:12 pm on 2 February 2014

Organisers of Monday's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey have taken out what experts estimate to be a multi-million insurance policy in case of bad weather.

While the forecast for the league's showcase game has improved dramatically to the point where weather is not expected to be an issue at kickoff, the threat of a monster blizzard or a teeth-chattering Arctic vortex disrupting the Super Bowl party was enough for the NFL to take out the hefty policy.

The league's confirmed it has interruption insurance for all games but according to Steven Perlini, a vice president for HCC Specialty Underwriters, Inc. which has insured most of the world's major sporting events, coverage for the Super Bowl is far more extensive and took in every possibility.

With New York/New Jersey staging the first cold weather Super Bowl, the NFL had a number of contingency plans in place, including moving the big game to Saturday or Monday, should the area get slammed by a winter storm.

When the teams take the field at MetLife Stadium, temperatures are expected to be hovering just above freezing with only a slight chance of precipitation.