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Loma Prieta Earthquake, 1989

A 6.9 earthquake hit the San Francisco area, forcing that week’s San Francisco 49ers game against the New England Patriots to be moved to Stanford University. The quake also more famously delayed the All-Bay Area World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics more than a week due to the damage done to Candlestick Park.

NFL games postponed due to natural disasters

Due to Hurricane Irma, the NFL announced that the Week 1 game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins will be moved to Week 11. This is not the first time that Mother Nature has forced NFL games to be postponed or relocated, here is a list of football games that were affected by natural disasters.