Tailgating banned at 2014 Super Bowl

Don't bring your grills or deck chairs to this season's Super Bowl.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:07 PM   |   0 comments

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Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Football fans who've shelled out hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars to attend February's Super Bowl at New Jersey's MetLife stadium will have to leave their grills, chairs and kegs at home.

Al Kelly, CEO of the Super Bowl XLVIII committee, told reporters that fans will only have access to 13,000 parking spaces. That means space will be tight.

"You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car," Kelly said. "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," Kelly added.

NFL senior vice president of events Frank Supovitz later clarified Kelly's statements in a tweet. Apparently it's still "tailgating" if you eat inside your car or the tiny space between your car and the parking spot divisions.

This season's Super Bowl comes with plenty of other unusual transportation restrictions. Fans won't be able to walk to the stadium, as only people with parking passes will be allowed inside. They'll only be able to access the game via charter buses that cost $51, taking New Jersey Transit to the MetLife Stadium stop or be dropped off by a car with a parking pass.

"And the car needs to stay on the premises the entire time," he added.

[ESPN New York, Bleacher Report]

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