Super Bowl XLVIII to bring economic boost

MetLife Stadium  *Photo courtesy of Google* Businesses in the NY and NJ are preparing for a great boast in off-season tourism due to Super Bowl XLVIII. As the Seahawks and the Broncos prepare to go face to face, the city is preparing for a series of activities to rival Mardi Gras any day.

While tickets for the widely anticipated event are upwards of over $2,000, more expense is being poured into the social life surrounding the game. Ticket sales have actually plummeted compared to the sale of tickets during the Playoffs. The main attraction is outside of the stadium with parties and concerts in both NY and NJ. Without even attending the game, football fans can enjoy the perks of the Superbowl. Attendees and fans can attend the Official NFL Tailgate Party that you can enjoy for a measly $2,485. The family friendly event at the Meadowlands will feature lavish food stations, autograph signings with athletes, and performances by One Republic and Matchbox Twenty.

Streets located around the MetLife Stadium in Secaucus will have dozens of food trucks, a beer garden, and an ice skating rink. In NY there is Superbowl Boulevard that cuts through Times Square and will have everything from free coffee and ice cream to NFL stars giving free autographs, and the 60-foot-tall, 180 foot long toboggan run. With the diversity of activities throughout the area, there is a chance for every fan to have their own unique Superbowl experience.