“The likelihood is they’ll have to get somebody up there to get the snow off as soon as possible,” Goodell said. “They likely will be doing that in the next 24 hours.”
The forecast called for temperatures getting into the low 40s under partly cloudy skies Saturday. There is a chance of rain or more snow early Sunday with the temperature again around 40.
The temperature won’t matter to most of the 100,000 fans, who will be inside the stadium _ though it could be an issue for the 5,000 people with $200 tickets to watch the game from a party plaza just outside. Inside are the world’s two biggest high-definition television screens, museum-caliber artwork, field-level suites and end-zone doors capable of sliding open, just like the roof.
But all those wonders took a back seat after Friday’s accident.
“Safety is our priority, but we do have some unique circumstances around the stadium right now,” Goodell said. “What we’re focusing now is first the stadium and the people that were injured. Second is the safety of the people around the stadium, make sure that we can secure an area, make sure that they can continue to do what they need to do in a safe environment.”
The accident came on the same day former Cowboys player Jamar Hunt settled his lawsuit seeking damages after he said he was hurt when the team’s tent-like practice facility in Irving collapsed during a gusty storm in May 2009.
Attorney Michael Guajardo said Hunt received an undisclosed amount as a result of the settlement with Summit Structures, its Canadian parent, Cover-All Building Systems Inc., and two corporations controlled by Jones.
AP Pro Football Writer Jaime Aron contributed to this report.
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