With Super Bowl XLVIII just weeks away, we here at Thuzio have complied a list of what you should know about the ‘Big Game’ at MetLife Stadium
The Toughest Ticket in History?
If the Eagles are the NFC’s Super Bowl representative, the game could become the most expensive ticket in the history of American sport. In 2005, several Philadelphia sports fans refinanced their mortgages to see the team play New England in Super Bowl XXXIX. Imagine that same fanbase, still desperate for a title, playing ‘The Big Game’ just a short drive away?
Hotels Will Be Plentiful
The four-star Affinia Shelburne has rooms for $269 a night during Super Bowl weekend, while the Empire Hotel will run you $295 per night. Expensive? Yes, but not compared to New Orleans, last year’s host city, where two-star hotels were running at nearly $1,000 a room during that same period. New York City alone has more than three-times the hotel rooms than 2012 host city Indianapolis, which could pose a problem for luxury renters looking to make a quick score.
Don’t Panic About The Negative PR
The Super Bowl Host Committee faced public backlash when it was announced that fans won’t be able to tailgate in the MetLife Stadium parking lots come Super Bowl Sunday. While this is true, what wasn’t emphasized were the numerous, catered, tented affairs that are sold with various tickets and ticket packages. For instance, Tiki Barber and Jerry Rice will be at a pregame celebration for Primesport.
Follow the Money
At 3.8 million bucks for 30 seconds of airtime, FOX has already sold-out its in-game television inventory. The broadcast will feature 43 advertisers who have bought 30, 60, 90 and two-minute spots. The typical players, including Chevy, Doritos, GoDaddy and Anheuser-Busch InBev are all covered.
Don’t Forget The Invitations
Super Bowl party materials are already hitting Tri-State grocery shelves, which reminds us about the world’s best ‘Big Game’ invitations. Thuzio offers video messages from more than 1,000 athletes including Super Bowl MVP’s Dexter Jackson and Fred Biletnikoff.
The Teams Won’t Feel That Big City Buzz
As many will tell you, there’s a big difference between being on the island of Manhattan and being away from it all. The AFC and NFC Champions will stay in Jersey City, meaning the activity typically associated with the Super Bowl, including crowd-gazers, autograph seekers and ticket hopefuls will need to get used to the PATH. The Hyatt and The Westin Hotels in Downtown Jersey City will play host.
Odds Are, Weather Won’t Matter
Want a snowy Super Bowl? Don’t get your hopes up. February is the driest month of the year in East Rutherford, New Jersey with just 2.9 inches of precipitation.
Book An Athlete For Your Event
Are you a business looking to host an event during Super Bowl week? Visit our ‘Big Game’ page to see the latest football additions and inquire about the availability of our athletes. Please note that many more current players will be added as their teams get eliminated from contention.