The NFL has received assurances that Sunday's game between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers in MetLife Stadium would not disrupt recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell discussed concerns about transportation issues, police and emergency efforts with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the NFL confirmed Friday.
Christie told Goodell that the game would not be "diverting any resources from relief efforts" and that he was pleased it would be played as scheduled in East Rutherford, N.J.
Because of the damaged left by the storm, the Steelers changed their travel plans and will arrive the morning of the game from Pittsburgh rather than stay in the New York area on Saturday night, the team previously announced.