Have you been stocking up on kegs, grills and dogs for the big game? Well, you might as well go ahead and invite your friends over to your house to use it up. They’ll be no tailgating at the Super Bowl this year.
According to game’s committee CEO, Al Kelly, attendees “will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car.” Kelly went on to say, “And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill, and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space. And it’ll all be watched very carefully.”
The reason for the ban has to do with transportation and safety concerns. According to ESPN, fans will only have three ways to get to the game: charter buses, New Jersey Transit and vehicles with parking passes. The last option is the hardest since there will only be 13,000 parking spots for 80,000 ticket holders. You also won’t have the option of walking to the stadium.
“You cannot walk to the Super Bowl,” Kelly said. “You can get your hotel to drop you off at one of the New Jersey Transit locations or get the shuttle to take you to a Fan Express location, but you cannot walk.”
The committee is expecting that most people will take public transportation. What do you think? If you’re planning on going to the game, will you drive or use one of the public transportation options?
The Super Bowl will be played at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014. Who do you think will make it all the way?