ARLINGTON, U.S. - Some football fans whose flights were canceled were struggling to come to Dallas for the big game, Saturday, and those already in town had to contend with snow and temperatures usual in Pittsburgh and Green Bay but atypical in Texas.
Snow and ice led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Friday, turning highways into white ribbons and causing dangerous ice falls at Cowboys Stadium, sending at least six people to hospital, but without serious injury.
Most entries of the stadium were closed as a precaution, and officials have raised the temperature inside the stadium, hoping to melt the remaining ice.
The Dallas-Fort Worth has received up to 13 cm of snow during the night and a winter storm warning is in effect in Arlington, where Packer and Steelers will square off Sunday. It still provided a day in the sun for the 45th Super Bowl, with temperatures reaching five degrees Celsius. The retractable roof will be closed.
When asked if the weather might affect the next candidates to host the Super Bowl, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that conditions were unusual this year.
"We had a memorable winter ... or forget, some will say, "said Goodell. It will be a weekend and the weather improves. "