Super Bowl by public transport only

MetLife Stadium officials planning February 2014’s Super Bowl XLVIII want it to be the Super Bowl of public transportation. They are not just discouraging fans from walking to MetLife Stadium on game day in February — they are forbidding it. The only way in will be through a security perimeter, and there will be nowhere to enter the security perimeter on foot. The stadium itself got a score of only 20 (on a 0-100 scale) from Walk Score, a company that uses algorithms to compile lists of walkable places. Walk Score’s chief executive, Josh Herst, says that recent Super Bowl sites had been more accessible. The Superdome in New Orleans, where the last Super Bowl was played, has a score of 80. The 2012 site, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, has a 72. There will be 13,000 stadium parking passes.

Eric Winton

Director, New Millennium Business

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