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2013-12-10 08:56:51 AM  
Even if walking in were allowed, can someone look at this map and tell me the best walking route?

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=MetLife+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq = google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs">https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Met Life+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq= google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs
 
2013-12-10 08:57:01 AM  
I can see the restrictions on tailgating as NYers/NJites tend to take a fug-yooz stance instead of consideration, but no walk-ins and a $51 shuttle?
My apathy for the business continues to grow.
 
2013-12-10 08:58:01 AM  

Odd Bird: I can see the restrictions on tailgating as NYers/NJites tend to take a fug-yooz stance instead of consideration, but no walk-ins and a $51 shuttle?
My apathy for the business continues to grow.


can you please show me a good walking route in?
 
2013-12-10 09:00:42 AM  
FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.
 
2013-12-10 09:04:52 AM  

On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.


If only there were some kind of list that said where all the Super Bowls were held
 
2013-12-10 09:05:40 AM  

On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.


Seems correct to me. Not sure what you're figuring.
 
2013-12-10 09:06:55 AM  

Antidamascus: On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.

If only there were some kind of list that said where all the Super Bowls were held


Right?  Something a journalist could refer to while writing.  I'm sure the list is probably hard to get a hold of though.
 
2013-12-10 09:08:21 AM  

nunyadang: Odd Bird: I can see the restrictions on tailgating as NYers/NJites tend to take a fug-yooz stance instead of consideration, but no walk-ins and a $51 shuttle?
My apathy for the business continues to grow.

can you please show me a good walking route in?


Walking routes...in the past I have parked in the industrial complex just north of the stadium and walked directly from the north. It is not a pleasant walk, and would be considerably less so in early February at night.

$50 bucks for the NJ Transit "multipass" is worth it. It will get you from the Airport to NYC and to Metlife, plus exotic locales such as Red Bank and Suffern, should you desire to visit there. It's a good deal.

Face it, you've already paid a king's ransom to watch a football game that probably doesn't involve your favorite team. You can afford $50 to not get hit by cars or get a DUI.
 
2013-12-10 09:08:35 AM  

On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.


It's not. There've been 2 Super Bowls in Detroit- 1 each at the Silverdome and Ford Field. 1 in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. 1 in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil. The rest have either been warm, indoors, or both.
 
2013-12-10 09:11:14 AM  

H31N0US: nunyadang: Odd Bird: I can see the restrictions on tailgating as NYers/NJites tend to take a fug-yooz stance instead of consideration, but no walk-ins and a $51 shuttle?
My apathy for the business continues to grow.

can you please show me a good walking route in?

Walking routes...in the past I have parked in the industrial complex just north of the stadium and walked directly from the north. It is not a pleasant walk, and would be considerably less so in early February at night.


That was kind of the point I was making. The internet is all worked up over the no walk rule, but in all likelihood no one was walking in the first place
 
2013-12-10 09:12:21 AM  

Gonz: On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.

It's not. There've been 2 Super Bowls in Detroit- 1 each at the Silverdome and Ford Field. 1 in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. 1 in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil. The rest have either been warm, indoors, or both.


It is. Detroit and Indy have covered stadiums.
 
2013-12-10 09:15:58 AM  
How much tailgating is there at the Super Bowl anyway? It's about 80% corporate types and 15% people who bought tickets hoping their team would make it or won tickets from a wacky FM afternoon DJ. That leaves 5% or so with an actual stake in the game that might care enough to tailgate.
 
2013-12-10 09:16:12 AM  

nunyadang: Even if walking in were allowed, can someone look at this map and tell me the best walking route?

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=MetLife+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq = google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs">https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Met Life+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq= google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs


i suppose you could stay in East Rutherford and walk

On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.


there have been plenty of super bowls played in cold states BUT they were all in domes

the furthest north you had a super bowl outdoors was SB 19 in Palo Alto, w/ kickoff temperature at 44 degrees (daytime)

the coldest super bowl was actually in New Orleans (SB 6) before they played at the super dome, kickoff temp. was 39 degrees

reference
 
2013-12-10 09:17:44 AM  

On the Side: Antidamascus: On the Side: FTFA: The Super Bowl - the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location - will be held Feb. 2.

I may not be an NFL history buff, but this statement seems incorrect.

If only there were some kind of list that said where all the Super Bowls were held

Right?  Something a journalist could refer to while writing.  I'm sure the list is probably hard to get a hold of though.


Super Bowls 6 and 9 were not toasty.
 
2013-12-10 09:19:48 AM  
*edit: Palo Alto was 53 degrees as kickoff, not 44, dunno where i got 44

either way, this will be the coldest super bowl ever
 
2013-12-10 09:20:19 AM  
No limos?  So these CEO's travelling on their expense accounts are going to ride the bus to the stadium?  Highly doubtful.
 
2013-12-10 09:20:57 AM  

Gonz: It's not. There've been 2 Super Bowls in Detroit- 1 each at the Silverdome and Ford Field. 1 in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. 1 in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil. The rest have either been warm, indoors, or both.


Wasn't there one held at Stanford's stadium?  I wouldn't exactly call that warm weather.
 
2013-12-10 09:21:03 AM  

nunyadang: H31N0US: nunyadang: Odd Bird: I can see the restrictions on tailgating as NYers/NJites tend to take a fug-yooz stance instead of consideration, but no walk-ins and a $51 shuttle?
My apathy for the business continues to grow.

can you please show me a good walking route in?

Walking routes...in the past I have parked in the industrial complex just north of the stadium and walked directly from the north. It is not a pleasant walk, and would be considerably less so in early February at night.

That was kind of the point I was making. The internet is all worked up over the no walk rule, but in all likelihood no one was walking in the first place


Or being dropped off.
 
2013-12-10 09:22:37 AM  
this is the kind of thing that makes me continue to renew my season tickets for college football

/never attended a pro game
//too expensive
 
2013-12-10 09:42:01 AM  
Wow, so it's more like

"First* to be played outdoors in a cold-weather location**"
 
2013-12-10 09:44:52 AM  

nunyadang: Even if walking in were allowed, can someone look at this map and tell me the best walking route?


I haven't lived on the East Coast since I was a wee pup, but from my visits I get the impression that the only places you get around by walking are the centers of big cities.  New Jersey is one big-ass strip mall combined with one big ass bedroom community.

/I may be mistaken
//Denver is also encircled by a big-ass bedroom community
///But sheesh, does any place in the East have frickin' sidewalks?
 
2013-12-10 09:47:04 AM  

nunyadang: That was kind of the point I was making. The internet is all worked up over the no walk rule, but in all likelihood no one was walking in the first place


Yeah, if this was a regular game that regular guys were going to (not sure if the NFL still has those games), the no walking or tailgating thing would be a bigger deal.   But I don't think the people that will be attending this game do much walking or cooking of their own food anyway.

Not sure they sit out in the cold for 4 hours either, but I guess we'll find out about that.
 
2013-12-10 09:48:03 AM  
I'm pretty much aghast at the hubris involved. Not with the walking but the Super Bowl in freezing NJ.   While I realize that the NFL would never allow the snow buildup on the field during a Super Bowl game like what happened in Philly this past Sunday, the colder it is, the more likely the game turns into a blowout.
 
2013-12-10 09:50:00 AM  

balki1867: Gonz: It's not. There've been 2 Super Bowls in Detroit- 1 each at the Silverdome and Ford Field. 1 in Minneapolis, at the Metrodome. 1 in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil. The rest have either been warm, indoors, or both.

Wasn't there one held at Stanford's stadium?  I wouldn't exactly call that warm weather.


HOF site showed it was 53F, chilly for the game but not the record breaker, XLV would've been worse if outside
 
2013-12-10 10:12:05 AM  

nunyadang: Even if walking in were allowed, can someone look at this map and tell me the best walking route?

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=MetLife+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq = google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs">https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Met Life+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq= google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs


The swamp land surrounding the place will be frozen solid. No problem.
 
2013-12-10 10:17:19 AM  

MagicBus: No limos?  So these CEO's travelling on their expense accounts are going to ride the bus to the stadium?  Highly doubtful.


Yeah, that was my first thought.  This policy is going to have a boatload of exceptions by tomorrow AM once Goodell's phone stops ringing.
 
2013-12-10 10:27:33 AM  
This is what they want in every stadium for every game.  They have begun cracking down on being too drunk and it will only get worse.  It's like they want people to stay at home.
 
2013-12-10 11:01:25 AM  
I'm really hoping that there is a blizzard for the Super Bowl and the stadium is half empty.
 
2013-12-10 11:02:03 AM  

nunyadang: The internet is all worked up over the no walk rule, but in all likelihood no one was walking in the first place


That was my first thought too.  There are just a couple hotels in the vicinity of the stadium, and my suspicion is that the NFL and media outlets have the majority of those rooms blocked off.
 
2013-12-10 11:23:25 AM  

SigmaAlgebra: I'm really hoping that there is a blizzard for the Super Bowl and the stadium is half empty.


If they can paint the lines on a snow covered field, they can fake an audience in the stands as well.
 
2013-12-10 11:26:09 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: nunyadang: The internet is all worked up over the no walk rule, but in all likelihood no one was walking in the first place

That was my first thought too.  There are just a couple hotels in the vicinity of the stadium, and my suspicion is that the NFL and media outlets have the majority of those rooms blocked off.


Oh, please.  No one important is staying at the EconoLodge.  That's reserved for the few lucky "little people" who somehow managed to waste their life savings on a ticket.
 
2013-12-10 11:53:54 AM  

nunyadang: Even if walking in were allowed, can someone look at this map and tell me the best walking route?

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=MetLife+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq = google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs">https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Met Life+Stadium&fb=1&gl=us&hq= google+maps+metlife+stadium&cid=9332628364940613428&ei=Kx2nUpSSOdLtqQH g84GQDA&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAs


I once did literally walk to and from the Meadowlands.

CSB time.

It was 1988 and I was a Deadhead, going to see the Dead at Giants for 2(?) nights.  At that time the road infrastructure around the stadium was worse than it is now.  I had a backpack like an AT through hiker, and crossed the crumbling highway bridge (since replaced) while looking at holes through the floor to the river below as trucks whizzed by three feet away.  I went back and forth at least twice that summer, looking for a store in the town to buy supplies.

There was then NO public transportation to the stadium, at least on non-event days, which was when I, on another occasion, arrived. (I got there a day early. It was how we did things then.) I took a bus from Port Authority and got off across a highway with no crosswalks.

Getting around there with no car was one of the scarier things I've ever done.  I don't imagine it would be much better now, even with a replaced bridge.
 
2013-12-10 11:56:49 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: nunyadang: The internet is all worked up over the no walk rule, but in all likelihood no one was walking in the first place

That was my first thought too.  There are just a couple hotels in the vicinity of the stadium, and my suspicion is that the NFL and media outlets have the majority of those rooms blocked off.


I'd suspect the media and the league VIPS are staying at nice digs in the city.
 
2013-12-10 12:12:23 PM  

Warlordtrooper: This is what they want in every stadium for every game.  They have begun cracking down on being too drunk and it will only get worse.  It's like they want people to stay at home.


How could they possibly enforce that for every stadium? Especially the ones in downtown areas
 
2013-12-10 12:29:54 PM  
If it works in NJ, it opens the door to have a SuperbOwl in Denver.
 
2013-12-10 12:36:12 PM  
So if you have a pickup truck, couldn't you just sit and grill from the bed. Only one spot being used?
 
2013-12-10 12:36:19 PM  

sammyk: The swamp land surrounding the place will be frozen solid. No problem.


You are assuming that is water.
 
2013-12-10 12:44:19 PM  

nunyadang: Even if walking in were allowed, can someone look at this map and tell me the best walking route?


I think the bigger issue is you can't have someone drop you off at the parking lot.  Which is absurd.
 
2013-12-10 12:47:56 PM  
Just because it's unlikely someone's going to do something that would save them a little bit of money doesn't mean it's okay to ban doing it.
 
2013-12-10 03:07:08 PM  
Not surprised by the tailgating ban, but no walking? seriously?   sounds like to me the owner of the bus line bribed someone or called in favors.

I seriously hope the no walking thing blows up in their face and they are forced to drop it.
 
2013-12-10 03:13:48 PM  

H31N0US: sammyk: The swamp land surrounding the place will be frozen solid. No problem.

You are assuming that is water.


Bodies tend to stay pretty close to the surface in that area, so even if it doesn't freeze over, you'll at least have something solid to walk on.
 
2013-12-10 03:14:47 PM  

nunyadang: Odd Bird: I can see the restrictions on tailgating as NYers/NJites tend to take a fug-yooz stance instead of consideration, but no walk-ins and a $51 shuttle?
My apathy for the business continues to grow.

can you please show me a good walking route in?


People DO walk to the games if they live in the area. You can walk along Washington Ave or Paterson Plank Rd. But as has been said, the dumbest part is not being able to get dropped off and walk in.
 
2013-12-10 05:34:10 PM  

grimlock1972: Not surprised by the tailgating ban, but no walking? seriously?   sounds like to me the owner of the bus line bribed someone or called in favors.

I seriously hope the no walking thing blows up in their face and they are forced to drop it.


As has been pointed out already, the no-walking thing is irrelevant with this stadium.
 
2013-12-10 07:36:10 PM  
Random stadium-related question: Are the parking garages at the "Mall That Will Never Be" pen and/or operational for football games? Just something that jumped to mind....
 
2013-12-10 07:36:45 PM  
(*open... lost my o.)
 
2013-12-11 02:05:07 AM  
I don't see a problem with tailgating if you bought a ticket. Are they really that greedy that they'll sell you super expensive seats and want you to buy some shiatty hot dogs?
 
2013-12-11 08:30:43 AM  

Warlordtrooper: This is what they want in every stadium for every game.  They have begun cracking down on being too drunk and it will only get worse.  It's like they want people the peasants to stay at home.

FTFY

 
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