KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A expected ice surprise for the Might Town place on End of the week led the NFL to modify the beginning here we are at the divisional-round playoff activity between the Chiefs and Pittsburgh Pittsburgh steelers at Arrowhead Ground to 8:20 p.m. ET.
The activity was expected to begin at 1:05 p.m. ET.
The most severe of a winter time surprise that is expected to dispose of as much as a half-inch of ice on Might Town will go through the place in the beginning End of the week. The NFL said in an argument the activity was shifted because of public protection issues.
According to Accuweather.com, there is an ice surprise caution in essence from 7 p.m. ET Saturday to 1 a.m. Thursday. Predicted complete ice accumulations through the weekend are required to be between one-quarter and one-half of one inches.
"Moving the activity from the unique 1:05 p.m. ET start time will offer regional regulators more a chance to clear streets in the region as the temperature is expected to increase throughout End of the week,'' the declaration said.
"The choice to create now modify was made in assessment with regional and state regulators as well as the Chiefs and the Pittsburgh steelers.''
Chiefs chief executive Indicate Donovan said group regulators had remained hold of the group office as the prediction modified over the past several days.
"We i would like to ensure we had the most up-to-date information," Donovan said. "At once as an element of that discussion, we discussed about the significance of deciding quickly so we can get ready and get ready. Not only for us and our workers [and] our lovers, but also as it impacts the Pittsburgh steelers in their journey."
The Pittsburgh steelers said in an argument they have been tracking Might City-area climate and "fully assistance the NFL's choice to move the activity to End of the week night."
Donovan said that arrangements at the stadium were already ongoing and that the Chiefs experienced assured they would be able "to offer a very secure atmosphere here beginning when we open the gateways."
"We have already started pretreating ... the whole complicated, the entranceways, the vehicle parking lots and we're planning the stadium, inside the stadium," Donovan said. "The area is protected, warmed. The sod is set. We're in good form there. But you've got to address the appears for ice. ... That's already commenced."
The Chiefs chief executive said he expected the pushed-back start time would help lovers with their journey initiatives.
"We want our lovers to be secure," Donovan said. "We want to be aware. We want to be careful. We're doing everything we can to present the activity in the perfect screen for everybody to have the best experience. Portion of that is providing more a chance to get here."