The NFL, however, has confidence the Giants-Steelers game will go on this Sunday as scheduled. MetLife Stadium has not sustained any major damage, although the surrounding parking areas and racetrack got touched up and flooded.
According to John Brennan of northjersey.com: "PSE&G also is reporting damage to one of the sports complex’s power feeds along Paterson Plank Road."
Whether or not that affects MetLife or just the racetrack and the Izod Center is unclear. Either way, it's only Tuesday and they have a few days to work that out.
Roads are slowly being cleared and reopened, but many bridges and tunnels are still closed to traffic. The only connection that is currently open between New York and New Jersey is the Lincoln Tunnel. There are still widespread power outages to be dealt with and mass transit will take a few more days to get back up and running.
It's nice the league is optimistic about the cleanup and resumption effort, but based on the amount of work needed to be done across agencies, it's hard to imagine there not being any issues come Sunday.
From Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
For NFL fans (specifically Giants fans), the question is whether Sunday’s game against the Steelers will be able to be played in New Jersey.
The question isn’t the stadium but the ability of folks to get there. For now, the NFL doesn’t believe there will be any problems in that regard.
“We are going to prepare to play and will stay in close touch with public authorities,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT via email, adding that the stadium appears to have not sustained any damage.
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