Next Super Bowl May Not Have Halftime Show...

...because it could be too cold for one: report
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Next Super Bowl May Not Have Halftime Show...
Beyonce performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Don't start placing bets on who will play next year's halftime show: There may not even be one. The next Super Bowl, set for New Jersey's Meadowlands stadium, will mark the first time the big game will be open to potentially frigid temps—and it may be too cold for a performance, according to the New York Post. "It’s not only the acts and the singers, but (also) the crews that have to put the stage together," a planning source explains to the paper.

The whole performance is supposed to move quickly, and "you just can’t assemble the stage and break it down fast enough in the cold," the source says. And "there's no plan right now of what to do in its place." It's not just the halftime show that's a problem, insiders say. "There are a thousand things we didn’t think about," notes one. "The NFL is freaking out ... because they’ve never done a cold-weather Super Bowl," adds another. Everything from transportation to postponement policies could cause trouble. Officials are already reserving huge quantities of plows and rock salt, the Post reports. (Click to read about other future Super Bowl sites.)

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