Mr. Madden | Dec 10
The Super Bowl committee has released their rules for fans attending this year's Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey. The rules include massive restrictions for pre-game activities and arriving at the game.
The initial reports were that the committee was banning all tailgating activities, but they have since clarified the restrictions:
OK...thanks. That clears everything up.
"You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink
in your car. 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," per ESPN's Jane McManus.
Ooooo...sounds like a blast! So you can eat and drink IN YOUR CAR! YES!!! You can stand next to your car. YES!!!
No grills, no chairs, no slinging footballs around the parking lot, no beer pong, no weather tents...no fun. I always wanted to hang out in the passenger seat of my buddy's Hyundai Accent eating a cold chicken salad sandwich and sipping on a hot chocolate. Yippee!!!
They have also added restrictions to how we all get to the game and given us three options. Public transportation, a $51 bus ride from one of nine pick-up locations, or pay and park. So if you live nearby (or are staying at a nearby hotel) and wanted to walk to the stadium you are out of luck. If you are thinking about taking a cab...nope. No walking or no drop-offs at the stadium. I understand that there are security concerns, but no walking. Come on.
The best option for SBXLVIII might be on your couch and at the local bar on the big screen.