Nashville Mayor John Cooper calls for postponement of Tennessee Titans-Houston Texans game

As extreme cold weather continues to hit central Tennessee, Nashville Mayor John Cooper said: Tennessee Titans postpone kickoff In Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans, they stood in solidarity with a citywide rollback of power usage.

Titans (7-7) Host the Houston Texans From Nissan Stadium on Saturday (noon, CBS) (1-12-1). Three hours before his scheduled kickoff, the Titans tarp the playing surface and blow hot air onto the field in an attempt to thaw the ground. The sidelines and near the end zones are littered with ice, but most of the visible part of the field appears to have melted.

The Titans have not commented on the mayor’s statement at this time.

Tennessee Valley officials have instructed local power companies to “reduce their load” and plan to intermittently interrupt power supply due to high demand due to continued subzero temperatures throughout the region. At the time of publication of this document, Nissan Stadium’s “feeling temperature” is -1 degree.

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“We have been informed that TVA’s unilateral rolling blackouts will continue. All non-essential businesses should reduce their electricity usage,” Cooper said in a Twitter post. Titans In solidarity with our neighbors to postpone their 12pm game. TVAs must invest in infrastructure that can withstand extreme temperatures. ”

This is one of the coldest games in the history of Nissan Stadium. The previous record for the actual lowest temperature at kickoff in Nashville was 23 degrees, and the lowest, taking into account wind chill, was 14 degrees.

Nick Suss is the Titans beat writer for The Tennessean. Please contact Nick at [email protected] Follow Nick on Twitter @nicksuss.

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