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Posted: 2:46 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Super Bowl officials say no tailgating allowed


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John Minchillo
James Weinstein, executive director of New Jersey Transit, speaks as Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, left, and Carmen Bianco, president of MTA New York City Transit, center left, look on during a news briefing concerning transportation to Super Bowl XLVIII, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station in Secaucus, N.J. Secaucus. Organizers are calling February's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the first "public transportation" Super Bowl and New Jersey Transit is offering a special pass to ease travel for the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather locale. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


ESPN is reporting that there will be no tailgating parties allowed at the Super Bowl this year in New Jersey.

In a press conference, the game’s committee CEO Al Kelly said fans will “not be able to take out a lounge chair … or a grill.”

The news conference was held Monday to announce only there are only a couple ways to get to the game for the 80,000 ticketholders.

The committee said a charter bus service that will cost $51 will pick up and drop off passengers at nine locations around the region.

Organizers are calling this "the first mass transit Super Bowl."

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Officials said there will be fewer than 13,000 parking spots available for fans.

“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” Kelly said. “And provided you're in the boundaries of a single parking space, you'll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However you're not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you're not going to be able to take out a grill and you're not going to be able to take up more than one parking space. And it'll all be watched very carefully."

The committee said nobody will be permitted to walk to the game.

"You can get your hotel to drop you off at one of the New Jersey Transit locations or get the shuttle to take you to a Fan Express location, but you cannot walk,” Kelly said.

The game is Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium. It's the first cold-weather Super Bowl played outdoors.

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