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This week's storm acted as a dress rehearsal for MetLife Stadium workers to see how quickly it will take to prepare the 80,000 seat arena in the event of a Super Bowl XLVIII snowstorm. As this is the first ever Super Bowl to be played outdoors, cold weather welcome kits have been prepared for fans that will include earmuffs, hats, mittens, hand warmers, lip balm, and tissues, among other items.

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as a result of Tuesday’s snow storm.Julio Cortez / AP
Crews work to remove snow from MetLife Stadium, which will host Superbowl XLVIII next month in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Andrew Burton / Getty Images