Super Bowl 2014: NJ v. NYC?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Forget the teams playing in the 2014 Super Bowl, the biggest match-up may be between New Jersey and New York City. 

On the same day that Governor Chris Christie announced venues for events in the Garden State leading up to football's biggest day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference to say the Big Apple will have its share of events.

Next year's Super Bowl will be hosted at MetLife Stadium, an outdoor stadium in the cold-weather locale of East Rutherford.

Christie said the 2014 Media Day, which kicks off Super Bowl week, will be held at Newark's Prudential Center. Additionally, football fans will be grilling up at the NFL's tailgate party to be held at the Meadowlands Racetrack grandstand.

"Hosting the big game on February 2 and its many celebratory lead-up events during Super Bowl Week is a major win for the state, its tourism and economic developments,” Christie said.

Across the river, Bloomberg and NFL Commissioner previewed a week of events in the city, including closing off part of Broadway for a football fan festival. The game's media center and televised NFL Honors awards show will also be held in New York City.

"All these activities are going to show our city's best face to people from around the world, and encourage them to make return visits," Bloomberg said. "They're also going to be part of a week of events that will generate a multi-million dollar impact on our city's economy."

What do you think? Which area will reign supreme when it comes to the run up to the big game: NJ or NYC? Let us know in the comments section below.


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champion from Westchester

Of the many cities with roofed stadiums, including Syracuse, how is it that the metro NY/NJ area cannot have at least one is a nasty lesson in loosing competitve edge. Even warm, moderate climate locations have leveraged the ability to minimize weather related interruptions. Though not free, seems so obvious.

Jan. 27 2013 11:56 AM
Brenda from Newark, NJ

@Gabe why are you always writing "who cares" everywhere. Obviously you do otherwise you would not bother to write comments.

Anyways, I don't like professional football, but I like anything, anything that is not bad, that puts Jersey in the spotlight. The Prudential Center is well equipped for masses, as I have seen at concerts and games and public transportation to this area is very accessible. A new Marriott hotel has been built right next to the Prudential Center and hopefully the Sandy relief will be used to fix the mess it left right on time. I am only worried about how I will sleep with all the noise, but if a NY/NJ team makes, even I will be chanting on the streets! Finally, I think that Cory Booker and Chris Christie will do a great job and I am looking forward to seeing them work together.

Jan. 24 2013 04:29 PM

Wow! Sure hope this isn't the weekend of a big snowstorm! What will we do with all those ticked-off drunk football fans without a game for them to see!

Jan. 24 2013 03:58 PM
Gabe from Bronx

Who cares?

Jan. 24 2013 03:27 PM

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