Philadelphia Eagles: Game goes as planned until Hurricane Joaquin affects public safety
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have issued a statement concerning the incoming Hurricane Joaquin and Sunday’s game with the Washington Redskins. They want to make fans aware the the game is scheduled to go on as planned for 1p.m., but if the forecast changes and public safety would be affected, they will take action in changing the schedule. Read their official statement below.
“Our primary concern as it relates to Hurricane Joaquin is the safety of the public, including our fans and clubs. Based on the storm’s current trajectory and the lifting by Governor Hogan of the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties, including Montgomery and Prince George’s County (where FedEx Field is located), we expect to play Sunday’s Philadelphia at Washington game as scheduled on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The governor’s office has assured us that based on the current forecast playing the game would have no adverse effect on public safety. We will continue to monitor the storm, stay in contact with the governor’s office and other public authorities, and be prepared to adjust the schedule if necessary should the forecast change. “