Trent Green was the first to say the NFL will be moving back the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers game due to the incoming ice storm and he was right. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says it’s being moved back to 7:20 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Sunday night and the NFL has confirmed.
The #Chiefs-#Steelers game, in the interest of public safety, will now be played at 8:20 pm ET.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2017
The NFL had this statement:
Sunday's #PITvsKC game moved to 8:20p et start pic.twitter.com/w5JgIj4dG4— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) January 13, 2017
The parking lots will open at 2 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) and gates to the stadium open at 5 p.m. (Arrowhead Time).
The worst of the ice storm is supposed to be Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Moving the game time back will give it time to thaw out on Sunday. This is the right move because you can’t get 19,000 cars into a skating rink. As Rapoport notes, this is about the safety of everyone. Chiefs president Mark Donovan will meet the media this afternoon to discuss.