Denver Broncos-Baltimore Ravens NFL Season Kickoff delayed due to lightning

Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of Sports Authority Field at Mile High in a severe lightning delay before the game between the Baltimore Ravens against the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

After waiting months for football action to resume, football fans are waiting for just a little longer as the Mile High Stadium is currently under the siege of a Rocky Mountain storm.

An indefinite delay has been declared in Denver due to lightning in the surrounding area.  Initially, it was called a 15 minute delay, but was pushed to 20, and it is now unclear when the game will be able to get underway as the weather fluctuates on the Doppler radar.

Currently officials are waiting for confirmation from New York to be able to start.  Until then, fans will have to wait a bit longer before kickoff.

A Baltimore Orioles game pushed the Ravens out of home for the annual Thursday season kickoff which is normally reserved for the Super Bowl champion to host. Instead the rematch of last year’s classic AFC Divisional Playoff game was pushed to Denver. Right now it is 80 degrees and clear in Baltimore, something that won’t please Ravens fans.

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Topics: AFC North, AFC West, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, NFL, NFL Season Kickoff

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