Severe weather has been causing problems all day in the state of Michigan. First, Michigan State’s game against Penn State was suspended in the second quarter and didn’t resume for several hours. Now, Michigan is facing a similar fate.
Fun stuff! pic.twitter.com/NiBX6Shk8E— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) November 4, 2017
There have been thunderstorms in the Ann Arbor area for several hours at this point, and the University has not yet allowed fans into the Big House due to safety concerns. Each time there is a confirmed lighting strike in the area of the stadium, there must be a 30-minute delay.
⚡️ update: We anticipate opening Stadium gates at approx 7:30 p.m. Estimated game time is 8:45. Stay tuned here, @WWJ950/ @michiganinsider.— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) November 4, 2017
It now appears that the weather may clear in the next hour, or at least there will be a reduced risk of lightning by then. The University anticipates opening the stadium to fans and beginning the 75-minute warmup period at 7:30 p.m., which would mean an anticipated kickoff in the neighborhood of 8:45 p.m.
Update (7:20 p.m.):
NEWS: Game time will now be at 8:30 p.m., adjusted from 8:45 p.m. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/hVFmZanSHB— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) November 4, 2017
This is a developing story.