The NFL on Saturday postponed the beginning of immediately’s Tennessee Titans-Houston Texans sport in Nashville by an hour due to rolling energy outages within the state as a result of large winter storm hitting many of the U.S.
The sport, which was to start at 1 p.m. ET, has been scheduled to start out now at 2:02 p.m. ET. The league mentioned Nashville Mayor John Cooper requested the postponement in solidarity with different native staff who have been requested to scale back energy.
Tennessee has been within the midst of rolling blackouts state-wide due to the lethal storm, which had pressured greater than 1,800 flight cancellations and three,300 flight delays nationwide simply immediately, in response to FlightAware. An estimated 1.7 million within the U.S. are with out energy, in response to Poweroutage.us.
The temperature at kickoff in Nashville is forecast to be 18 levels.
“As a result of excessive climate and energy outages affecting our area, kickoff for immediately’s sport has been postponed one hour to 1 p.m. CT,” the Titans mentioned in an announcement. “This choice was made in partnership with the NFL, Workplace of Emergency Administration, Nashville Electrical Service and the Mayor’s Workplace in an abundance of warning to make sure that the sport wouldn’t negatively affect our group in any means. We’re exploring each chance to reduce non-essential energy across the stadium. Gates are at the moment open and followers are welcome to enter.”
The NFL has 11 video games scheduled for Saturday forward of three video games on Christmas Day — all in cities (Miami, Los Angeles and Glendale, AZ) which have escaped the dangerously chilly winter situations blanketing the Midwest and Japanese U.S.
The night time earlier than in Nashville, the NHL’s Predators-Avalanche sport at Bridgestone Enviornment was powered solely by turbines. The Titans’ Nissan Stadium additionally has generator energy.