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With cold weather and snow expected this weekend, Division II game moved from Arrowhead Stadium


With temperatures expected to dip below freezing this weekend and snow likely on Saturday, a Division II game between Washburn (Kansas) and Northwest Missouri State has been moved from Arrowhead Stadium ahead of Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.

According to Rick Peterson Jr. of the Topeka Capital-Journal, the game dubbed “The Fall Classic” has been moved to the campus of Northwest Missouri State at the urging of the grounds crew at Arrowhead Stadium.

“After consulting with the National Football League office and a thorough review of the weather forecast, our grounds crew strongly suggested eliminating any activity on the field prior to the game on Sunday,” the Chiefs announced in a release. “Due to the potential combination of wet snow conditions followed by below freezing temperatures, it has been recommended that the field remain covered during the forecasted precipitation on Saturday.

Northwest Missouri State is the defending D-II national champions and are currently ranked No. 7 in the poll.

The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs kickoff at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. According to, temperatures are expected to reach a high of just 28 degrees.