KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Due to safety concerns in Kansas City’s icy forecast, the NFL announced it is moving Sunday’s Steelers-Chiefs Divisional Playoff game to 7:20 p.m. According to a tweet from the Chiefs, parking lots will now open at 2 p.m. All gates will open at 5 p.m.
The Kansas City Chiefs will host a news conference at 3:30 p.m. FOX 4 will be live streaming that news conference.
The game was originally set to start at 12:05 p.m. In its announcement, the NFL said the ‘start time will provide local authorities more time to clear roads in the area as the weather is expected to improve throughout Sunday.’
Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and current NFL analyst Trent Green was among the first to tweet the information on Friday.
Shortly after Green’s tweet, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that the game will move to 7:20 p.m.
With the game time change, here are updates to parking and stadium gates. pic.twitter.com/uJIkcEPtJZ
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 13, 2017
Word on the street is Chiefs/Steelers moving to Sunday night. Ice storm!!! NFL to have official announcement and specifics soon.
— Trent Green (@trentgreen10) January 13, 2017
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2017