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Super Bowl Tailgate Party to Take Over East Rutherford Sunday

$10 fee includes shuttle service and access to food, drinks, live entertainment in run up to big game.

For the first time ever, the biggest American sporting event of the year is here, right in your backyard, and you can’t even party to celebrate.

Or can you?

Super Bowl XLVIII, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford won’t have any tailgating availability in the parking lot, much to the dismay of thousands of ticket holders and locals. 

But, as they’d say in football terms, there’s an end-around.

Hackensack Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Center Powered by the Giants will host the Meadowlands Tailgate Party Live from East Rutherford on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and everyone’s invited.

Parking will be at Lowe’s at 150 Route 17 North and The Landmark at 26 Route 17 South with free shuttle service to the tailgate in the center of East Rutherford. Children 12 and under are free, and everyone else will receive a wristband for a $10 admission fee. 

Admission gives tailgaters access to 10 Food Trucks on Park Avenue, a Bud Light Beer Garden Tent at Park Tavern and Blarney Station, and amusement activities like an inflatable obstacle course, rock wall, and bungee trampoline on Park Avenue.

The New Jersey Devils dancers and mascot will be on hand and events for kids like face painting will also be available. If you can’t wait for the biggest competition of the day to begin, join the cannoli-eating contest on Railroad Avenue.

For more information on the entire event, visit biggameexperience.com

Mrs. Smith January 30, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Wasn't this canceled? http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2014/01/rutherford_cancels_pre-super_bowl_event_taxpayers_on_hook_for_thousands.html
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) January 30, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Thanks for the comment, Mrs. Smith. The event you linked to and the one mentioned in this article are actually different. The above is sponsored by Hackensack Medical Center & Fitness and is scheduled for Sunday, while the "Winter Festival" mentioned in your article was being put on by town government and scheduled for Saturday, it seems. Thanks for the comment!
Martatown January 31, 2014 at 12:53 PM
I'd like to see a good piece of journalism on the NFL and their money grubbing ways...here are a few examples: -Did you know the NFL is considered a Non-profit? Nice tax revenues they pay huh... -They have people volunteering for the Superbowl?? Do you know how much the NFL makes a year? -You can't say the term Superbowl without being a sponsor..and they go after Mom & Pop businesses for that. -What about the seat license scam? -They are using government resources to squash any chance of an unlicensed Superbowl Product getting near the stadium or NYC I try hard not to put more money in their pockets...you should too.

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