Heat lamps are baking reporters in auxiliary press box

Every Super Bowl entails a media contingent so large that hundreds of the folks covering the game have to sit outside, in what otherwise would be seats sold to the public.

This year, with the Super Bowl to be played for the first time outdoors in a cold-weather climate, the NFL added multiple heat lamps above the seats in the auxiliary press box.  It’s creating a distinct orange glow at the top of the lower level of the Seahawks end zone.

Deadspin has a collection of photos.

And since it’s still 52 degrees, the reporters are being cooked.  Per multiple reports, it’s so hot that phones and tablets are shutting down.

Hopefully, they won’t be serving cereal in the auxiliary box.  Otherwise, someone may pour tomato juice on their Frosted Flakes.