One Year to New Jersey's First Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is more than just a football game. This report from Transportation Radio tells you some of what's needed to move thousands of people for the big game.

They haven't even kicked-off for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, but preparations are already well under way here in New Jersey for the 2014 Super Bowl.  What goes into moving so many thousands of people?  Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety of the City of New Orleans, talked with me about that and provides some insight into what New Jersey can expect.

Report on Transportation Radio: http://shouts.at/GUc

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milton McC February 01, 2013 at 07:43 AM
Im leacing the state that entire week!
cynicinmarlboro February 02, 2013 at 12:45 PM
I'm actually looking forward to real football weather next year. It's amazing how the entire season can be played all over the league and in any weather (and the ticket holders attend as well), but because of all the money involved (and the endless pregame hours of wasted broadcasting as well as lame half-time shows), only domed stadiums and warm weather climate areas seem to benefit. By rights, the big game should played in every stadium around the country, spreading the wealth among all the areas. It works during the season.
Just Saying February 02, 2013 at 05:48 PM
I could not agree with you anymore. In our modern time of equal rights, it's amazing how the NFL continues to get away with discriminating against teams with an open stadium in a cold weather state. If the road to the Super Bowl can go through the frozen tundra of Green Bay, then why can't the Super Bowl be played in those kinds of stadiums? If all cold weather stadiums had domes, we would no longer get to see snow bowls, which would be bad for the sport. Lets keep it the way it was meant to be played. In the elements.
Macy February 02, 2013 at 07:03 PM
I hope we have a blizzard that day!!! It would be hilarious.
S.G. February 02, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Are we too far away to rent out our spare room? How much can we get?
bd February 02, 2013 at 08:10 PM
and any day now they will break ground at the Buffon's Boondoggle aka Xanadu
Matthew Maginley February 02, 2013 at 08:35 PM
I hope the Jets or the Giants are playing! On another note, Townships of Nutley and Middletown are using a single-platform, web-based applications from a company called Gov Interact http://www.gov-i.com/ to reach out to people and drive information on emergency and quality of life issues. This will certainly be an issue in the area around the Meadowlands and MetLife Stadium. It will also impact transportation in the surrounding areas.
Observer February 02, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Another promise broken, just like no increase in property taxes! I clearly remember Governor Girth promising that with an infusion of taxpayer money, the Xanadu project would be a profit making attraction by the time NJ hosted the 2014 Super Bowl. Lied to again!
Ojo Rojo February 03, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Well when there are lawsuits like the ones ongoing right now related to Xanadu, people stop working on getting the thing open.
Art Elmers February 04, 2013 at 02:12 PM
I think NJ has missed a tremendous opportunity in not having the Xanadu open for the Super Bowl. When the announcement was made that NJ would host the 2014 Super Bowl I thought there was no way the project would not be open in time. How could the developers pass up the free publicity and exposure the Super Bowl would bring? How could the Giants and Jets not like being portrayed as having their home stadium located in one of the premier sports, shopping, and entertainment locations in the country? I admit I was wrong. I assumed that the overwhelming good for NJ coming from this would trump any personal agendas and everyone would make sure this project could be completed. A pox on all our houses. I do not want to point blame at any one person, company, organization, or union. Whoever did whatever they could to slow down this project knows who they are and has succeeded in making this project an embarrassment to us all. Congratulations, I hope your ego is now satisfied. Now when in February of 2014 we watch the Super Bowl with the Network cameras located at all the action in Manhattan and the occasional shot of the empty hulk next to Stadium, we can think of what could have been.


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