Football is supposed to be played in all conditions, right? Well, the weather in Canton, Ohio, is testing that for the NFL’s Hall of Fame game Thursday between the Raiders and Jaguars.
Fans inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium were told to seek shelter because of severe weather in the area, and both the teams were told to head off the field. The game was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET.
The Sporting News is tracking the latest weather updates in Canton.
Hall of Fame Game weather updates
8:40 p.m. ET: And the Hall of Fame Game is officially underway.
8:20 p.m. ET: The players are now coming back out onto the field, and NBC Sports’ Maria Taylor reported kickoff is expected now at 8:40 p.m. ET.
8:05 p.m. ET: The earliest the teams can leave the locker rooms and head out to the field is 8:25 p.m. ET, and the earliest the game can begin is 8:40 p.m. ET, per NBC Sports’ Melissa Stark.
7:49 p.m. ET: This game is officially in a weather delay. According to The Weather Channel, storms are expected to continue in the area through 10 p.m. ET with “potential for heavy rainfall.”
7:38 p.m. ET: ProFootballFocus’ Ari Meirov reported there is “severe weather” in the area, which prompted a request for fans to seek shelter.
Jaguars vs. Raiders start time
Kickoff time: 8 p.m. ET
The 2022 Hall of Fame Game between the Jaguars and Raiders was scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET before the weather delay was called. The game will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, which is located next to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The stadium is named after former Saints owner Tom Benson.
How to watch the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game
Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
The 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game will be broadcast on NBC. The network will have a new-look cast of sorts. Mike Tirico will handle the play-by-play coverage, and he’ll be joined in the booth by longtime analyst Cris Collinsworth. Melissa Stark will handle sideline reporting duties.
Cord-cutters can find Thursday’s game on Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Here is the full TV schedule for the NFL’s Hall of Fame weekend: