NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Transportation & Tailgating Restrictions – FootballWednesday, December 11, 2013 22:04
The No Fun League Super Bowl
If it hadn’t already, the NFL officially earned its moniker of the “No Fun League” with the announcement of the rules and regulations regarding transportation to Super Bowl XLVIII and tailgating outside the Big Game.
The league, of course, will claim all is in the name of safety and security. Such claims might be believable save for the exorbitant fees being charged for transportation to the game. Sure, the Super Bowl is big business, from the ticket prices to the commercials and television rights to the money bid on NFL Lines at TopBet.eu–money which those who have paid consider very well spent–but the new restrictions scream of money-grubbing to the extreme.
The announcement came during the Super Bowl committee’s news conference regarding transportation and safety.
- No tailgating; food and drink only allowed in one’s car or right next to one’s car if within the boundaries of a single parking space. Not the first time the NFL restricted tailgating (first doing so in 2007). Even then, many people viewed such as a push towards spectators buying sponsors’ overpriced offerings inside the game itself.
But that’s nothing compared to those regarding transportation. There are only three permitted ways to arrive at the game:
- Have a permit for one of only 13,000 parking spots.
- Take a Fan Express charter bus to the tune of $51.
- Take NJ Transit to the tune of $50 (Normal Cost: $3 or thereabouts).
- No walking up, no limo/town car drop off, no taxi drop off.
Milking it much? Obviously, no one who has spent the money for a ticket to the game is not going to pony up actually to get to the game itself, so they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and the NFL/NY Transit can charge whatever the hell they want.
That does not make it any less highway robbery. Shame on you, NFL.
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