DENVER – The Super Bowl might make for one of the most festive days of the year in America, but the party won’t extend to the crowd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, organizers announced Monday.
Tailgating will not be allowed on stadium property ahead of the big game, Super Bowl CEO Al Kelly said.
“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” Kelly told ESPN. “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.”
Sound oppressive? Just wait. Fans will also be banned from walking or driving to the game – people who arrive on foot simply won’t be allowed to enter the building.
“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 Super Bowl committee will charter buses called the Fan Express, which will cost $51 and pick up and drop off passengers at nine locations around the region, ESPN reported. Fans can also take N.J. Transit to the MetLife Stadium stop or be dropped off by certain vehicles, but those vehicles must wait in the parking lot during the entire game and will not be allowed to leave.
About 80,000 ticketholders are expected to attend, ESPN reported.AlertMe