2014 Super Bowl In New Jersey To Be Most Expensive In History
It’s only two months away from sports biggest game at MetLife Stadium, and the price tag is going up fast as officials try to organize the event.
The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee is looking at a price tag of $70 million for this years Super Bowl. According to the NFL that would be the most expensive in Super Bowl history.
According to Star-Ledger, that doesn’t include the money already spent to organize the festivities around MetLife Stadium.
In its most recent tax filing, obtained by The Star-Ledger, the committee reported that its top executives were paid more than $2.3 million last year. Among them were Alfred Kelly Jr., the former president of American Express recruited to take on the job as host committee president and CEO, who was paid $640,000. Mark Bingham, the committee’s executive vice president of sales, was paid $431,750. Richard Petriccione, the former athletic director of Iona College who now serves as the committee’s senior vice president of philanthropy, received $310,000. Five others were paid $150,000 or more.
The committee reported it also paid out $525,609 in consulting fees, another $331,363 in legal expenses and spent $405,795 on advertising and promotion — all more than a year before the kickoff of a game that will match up two teams still to be determined.
Don’t worry though, with the price tag being so high on a Super Bowl in the New York/New Jersey area, tailgating will be allowed after a previous report stated that it will be banned.
According to the report,
Fans will be allowed to bring coolers, food and drinks into MetLife Stadium parking lots on Super Sunday, if they have a parking permit, an NFL spokesman said Monday.
But they cannot have grills, and a vehicle and tailgating spread can’t occupy more than one spot. In other words, that six-foot meatball sub can’t occupy a space of its own.
The Super Bowl will be played February 2. According to the farmer’s almanac we are expecting “intense storm, heavy rain, snow, strong winds. This could seriously impact Super Bowl XLVIII.”