The NFL postponed the start of today’s game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans in Nashville by one hour as severe cold weather strained the power grid and caused rolling blackouts in the region.
The Texas Titans kickoff is now scheduled for 2:02 p.m. ET.
“Due to the extreme weather and power outages affecting our area, the kickoff for today’s game has been postponed one hour to 1 p.m. ET,” the Titans said in a statement Saturday. . “This decision was made in partnership with the NFL, Office of Emergency Management, Nashville Power Services and the Mayor’s Office, taking great care to ensure that the game does not negatively impact our community in any way. We are exploring all possibilities , to minimize non-essential power around the stadium. Gates are currently open and fans are welcome to enter.
“At all times, the operation of the game is secondary to the well-being of our community , we are very grateful to OEM and NES for their contribution to the safety of our neighbors. “
Nashville Mayor John Cooper asked the NFL to postpone Saturday’s start in solidarity with other local workers who have been asked to reduce their workload. Electricity.
Nissan Stadium can be deployed Backup generators to reduce electricity usage on the local grid.