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Super Bowl organizers vote to ban tailgating

James Weinstein, executive director of New Jersey Transit, speaks as Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, left, and Carmen Bianco, president of MTA New York City Transit, center left, look on during a news briefing concerning transportation to Super Bowl XLVIII, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station in Secaucus, N.J. Secaucus. Organizers are calling February's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the first "public transportation" Super Bowl and New Jersey Transit is offering a special pass to ease travel for the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather locale. (John Minchillo)
James Weinstein, executive director of New Jersey Transit, speaks as Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, left, and Carmen Bianco, president of MTA New York City Transit, center left, look on during a news briefing concerning transportation to Super Bowl XLVIII, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station in Secaucus, N.J. Secaucus. Organizers are calling February's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the first "public transportation" Super Bowl and New Jersey Transit is offering a special pass to ease travel for the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather locale. (John Minchillo)
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Updated: 12/09/2013 4:04 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. -- There will be no upgrading to "grill class" this year.

ESPN is reporting that there will be no tailgating parties allowed at the Super Bowl this year in New Jersey.

In a news conference, the game’s committee CEO Al Kelly said fans will “not be able to take out a lounge chair … or a grill.”

The news conference was held Monday to announce only there are only a couple ways to get to the game for the 80,000 ticketholders.

The committee said a charter bus service that will cost $51 will pick up and drop off passengers at nine locations around the region.

Organizers are calling this "the first mass transit Super Bowl."

Officials said there will be fewer than 13,000 parking spots available for fans.

“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” Kelly said. “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 committee said nobody will be permitted to walk to the game.

"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,” Kelly said.

The game is Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium. It's the first cold-weather Super Bowl played outdoors.
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geraldine - 12/11/2013 2:50 PM
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Realchange - 12/10/2013 10:53 AM
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No walking allowed is the bad part. Suddenly they can decide how you get to the game or else. Considering most hotels where the Super Bowl occurs at charge upward of 500 dollars a night it is nothing, but money making proposition for the city and the NFL now. I can understand limited parking preventing tailgating, but they got be insane telling people you are not allowed to walk to the game if your close enough.

1country - 12/10/2013 10:18 AM
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Now what country is it we live in ??? Someone must have moved me to china while I was sleeping !!!

imtellin - 12/10/2013 8:33 AM
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superbowl in thye ashhole of new jersey ??? good lord, what were they a thinking??? it smeels like the town dump year round in the meadowlands, a low lying marsh/swamp, where innumerable bodies are rumored to be deposited !!! typical of the garbage state,, no tailgating !!! this is done so the vendors inside the stadium will sell more food & drink !!! watch out for the GASTAPO FOLKS !!! the garden state police( aka jersey state troopers), biggest bunch of germanic thugs, this side of the atlantic !!! they were ashholes before 911, i can only imagine they are 20 times the ashholes today, post 911 !!! glad i didn't win any contests to this, as selling the tickets would have cost me money !!! you would have to pay someone to take them !!! let's pray it's a blizzard/raining/noreaster conditions, so the nfl doesn't do anything this stupid again !!!

just thinking - 12/10/2013 6:28 AM
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Why would you have a super bowl in this cold stadium at this time of the year? Only a massive under the table payoff could get this done.

Mark A P - 12/9/2013 10:01 PM
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Yep, the NFL NO FUN LEAGUE is in rare form for this years Super Bowl $51 for a bus ticket, are you friggin kidding me? How much are beers $20 each? Glad I am not going to this years game.

Papakilo - 12/9/2013 8:04 PM
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What sense does it make to have the Super Bowl in a city or stadium which is insufficient in size for adequate parking and convenience of ticket holders? I thought that was part of the NFL Super Bowl evaluators. I am sure the city will make a 'killing' with all the REQUIRED transportation for those attending the game. Sounds like a 'Super Bowl City Money Game'. Just the take of an avid football fan.
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