As the Birds face off Feb 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale, Ariz., the game’s broadcast — and the wished-for, hoped-for, prayed-for local celebrations to follow — will most likely stretch into the night.
The time shift, reported by NBC10 Philadelphia, is designed to make the next school day more accommodating.
District superintendent Jim Crisfield wrote in an email that the rescheduled start time enables the students and staff to watch the game in its entirety.
Gloucester City School District (N.J.) is following suit.
If fans don’t want to dish out thousands of dollars to see the Birds play in State Farm Stadium, they can tune into it on FOX (available on select streaming services) at 6:30 PM.