No Super Bowl 2014 glory for Hoboken?

Up next: Super Bowl 2014

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens for winning Super Bowl 2013! Now, the focus will be on an unprecedented northern appearance for the big game next year at Giants Stadium in Rutherford, NJ.

There will certainly be an up-tick in tourism for the NYC area in general – but how much of it will trickle into Hoboken considering our limited lodging and impossible to navigate roads?

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Hoboken left out of Super Bowl 2014 fun?

Last month, Bloomberg reported about how Broadway in New York will become the “Super Bowl Boulevard” in 2014.

For the week prior to the game next year, Broadway between 33rd & 44th Streets will be the where most of the hype will get built – including a media center for 5,000 reporters (really, is that much “chatter” about a 60 minute game necessary?) Anyway, in addition, a the annual “media day,” where all sorts of interviews and other “reporting” takes place – will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

It seems like all the “official” happenings for next year’s Super Bowl are taking place outside of Hoboken, despite rumors that Hoboken was going to have some formal part in the event. While the W Hoboken certainly might have a couple hundred fans staying there and possibly spending some time and money in our city – doesn’t seem like the Mile Square will be playing a major role in the big game. With over 80,000 people attending the game, along with media crews, and celebrities – you can safely assume they’ll be spread out all over the densely populated tri-state area.

Maybe it’s our potholes and parking problems?

Here’s the press conference NYC Mayor Bloomberg gave about Super Bowl 2014.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:38 am

Even without “official” events taking place in the city, Hoboken’s Bar’s, restaurants, and Streets will be Jammed packed. Super Bowl is such a massive event, there is no way that it can be avoided.

Monday, February 4, 2013 4:54 pm

It’s MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, by the way.

I heard hotels in Lyndhurst and Secaucus are upping their room rates from $140ish a night to $1,400ish for Super Bowl weekend next year.

Monday, February 4, 2013 12:43 pm

Everyone and their brother will try to ride the coattails of a massive event like this. Becomes overwhelming, then diluted eventually.

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