The Whiteman Air Force Base, which is located outside Kansas City, said in a press release that low cloud cover and poor visibility was the purpose for canceling the flyover.
“Continuing a long-standing tradition between Team Whiteman and our community partners, the Kansas City Chiefs organization, the B-2 Spirit was slated to open the game featuring the KC Chiefs vs. the Houston Texans with a demonstration of precision air power,” officials said in a statement.
“The 509th Bomb Wing continues a strong legacy of partnership and will join future community events soon.
“The B-2 Spirit is America’s premier strategic stealth bomber and one of the world’s most advanced aircraft. It is operated by the active-duty 509th Bomb Wing and the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, 45 miles east of Kansas City."
The defending Super Bowl champs will have a tough task looking to fend off the Texans, who are seeking revenge for being eliminated by Kansas City in the playoffs. Houston built out a giant lead early in their game but blew it and lost 51-31, which sent the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game.
Kickoff is set for 8:25 p.m. ET.