Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Roof Open, Roof Open, Roof Open -- For Now

I've received a lot of hits here in the past week from folks wanting to know if the roof over the University of Phoenix Stadium will be open during Super Bowl XLII. According to news stories I've read, the roof will be open if there's no rain or threat of rain when the game kicks off at about 4:20 p.m. local time. According to CBS Channel 5 in Phoenix, there is a 30 percent showers with temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s at game time. You can watch the Channel 5 forecast here. My guess is NFL officials, stadium officials or whoever is in charge of making the call on about the roof, will do their best to keep the thing open. Reports I've read say the roof can close in about 12 minutes. So, unless the roof malfunctions and gets stuck open, there's no chance we'll have repeat of last year's rainy Super Bowl.

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