(NEW YORK) — Due to a travel disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Pittsburgh Steelers will fly to New Jersey on Sunday morning, only hours before they are set to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
The Steelers usually stay at a hotel in Jersey City when they come to town, but their hotel still does not have power since the Hurricane hit. They were unable to find another hotel to accommodate the entire organization in the area on such short notice.
Now the plan is for the Steelers to fly into Newark Airport on Sunday morning, have their pregame meal at a nearby hotel, and arrive at MetLife Stadium on buses, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
NFL teams are mandated to travel the day before road games, but the league allowed the Steelers to change their plans due to extenuating circumstances.
The Steelers have struggled on the road this season, posting 1-3 record thus far.
Kickoff is slated for 4:25 p.m.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN