The 24th Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday at Biddeford’s Waterhouse Field. But with severe thunderstorms in the forecast, organizers are preparing for the possibility of interruptions.

Lobster Bowl officials said they are ready to take every possible step to play the game on Saturday, but not at the expenses of the safety of players, cheerleaders, officials, coaches or spectators. They are advising spectators to be prepared for the possibility of a long weather delay. The Lobster Bowl Board of Governors has every intention to get the game in on Saturday, even if it becomes a night game.

In the event of severe weather, all Maine Principal Association Guidelines will be followed. That means play will not resume until 30 minutes after the last thunder/lightning.

Additionally, all entrance gates will close immediately. No spectators will be allowed into the stadium if severe weather is in the area. All spectators already in the stadium will be told to evacuate the stadium. Spectators will be allowed to return once the storm has passed. No one will be allowed to remain in or stand under the bleacher area. Fans will be asked to return to their car and/or seek immediate shelter outside the confines of the stadium. The shuttle service will continue to run during the severe weather to assist fans in getting back to their car.

In the event of an evacuation, fans are asked to follow Twitter (@mainegames, #lobsterbowl) or the Lobster Bowl Facebook page for immediate information on when the game will resume.

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