(CNN) - The National Football League announced Tuesday it will move its season-opening game in September in order to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Obama is scheduled to make his speech at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, September 6, the same night the NFL was originally set to hold its kickoff game.
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The New York Giants, this year's Super Bowl champions, will now host the game one day earlier –Wednesday, September 6– at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
This marks the second time in a year that the White House and the NFL have been involved in a calendar change.
In September 2011, Obama agreed to move his much-anticipated jobs speech to a joint session of Congress up one hour prior to the start of the NFL's season opener between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints on September 8.