With so many bodies coming into town, keeping those people warm will be a high priority.
However, the reality is that we, along with thousands of visitors, will have to endure some sort of winter weather during the week of the Super Bowl, and efforts have been made to curb that chill.
“Throughout the village, we'll have warming stations along the boardwalk,” said Mel Raines, vice president of event operations for the Super Bowl.
So as you walk along, you will get a little heat from above on Georgia Street.
“They are going to keep the chill off, but they're not going to warm you up to a normal room temperature,” said Raines.
For that, you would actually have to get inside a downtown business or a special place set up by the Super Bowl Host Committee.
“We are taking over the old Nordstrom’s space in the mall, it's called the Huddle,” said Raines. “You can go in, warm up, it's got quite a bit of space so that will be an option right on Georgia Street.”
However, there are winter extremes like deep wind chill values that could put a stop to outdoor activities.
“If we get very low temperatures or very heavy snow and it's not safe for folks to travel, we certainly wouldn't proceed with our events,” said Raines.
It does not mean there is a magic temperature to look for on TV.
“It certainly depends on the wind chill and other factors, so there's not just a number that you reach,” said Raines.
With so many tents, winds will also be watched closely.
“We'll have monitors on all of them, so we'll be able to see the wind speeds in real time,” said Raines.
The Super Bowl Host Committee along with other city departments will be working together to make the decision of when to stop events or start encouraging people to get off the streets or away from tents. But no matter how extreme the weather gets, some fans will endure just about anything to be a part of this event.
“I think it will be a real good time,” said Brandon Miller of Indianapolis. “It's a once in a life time experience for a lot of people.”
From a meteorology stand point, anytime temperatures feel like they are below 0, you have to take it seriously.
The National Weather Service issues wind chill advisories at 15 below zero and they specifically say to avoid going outside if it feels colder than 25 below zero.