NFL Bans Tailgating at Super Bowl
The NFL will ban tailgating at this year's Super Bowl and prevent fans from walking to the event, which will take place on Feb. 2, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The event may get more complicated if it snows that weekend and the Super Bowl becomes the "Ice Bowl"
"You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in you car," Super Bowl Committee Chair Al Kelly reportedly said on Monday. "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."
In addition, because there will be fewer than 13,000 parking spots for fans, most of the 80,000 ticket-holding fans will have to go to the game via a charter "bus called the Fan Express, which will cost $51 and pick up and drop off passengers at nine locations around the region." Or, "fans can also take N.J. Transit to the MetLife Stadium stop."
Kelly said black cars, taxis, or limos will not be allowed as well without a parking pass, "and any car that drops off a passenger will have to wait at the stadium."
"Nobody's going to be dropped off by black car," Kelly said. "You can have a black car a green car a white car a red car as long as you have parking, and the car needs to stay on premises the entire time."
In addition, fans cannot park far from the stadium and walk to the Super Bowl.
"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 can not walk."