NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. is being called the “mass transit Super Bowl,” with hundreds of thousands of people expected to flood the New York-New Jersey area using public transportation.
The only way to get to the stadium on Feb. 2 will be using mass transit, as no private vehicles will be permitted to approach without prior arrangement.
NJ Transit and the MTA will be offering deals and extra service for those traveling to and from the game.
From the MTA website:
Super Bowl Boulevard:
From January 29 to February 2, don’t miss the all-day and evening events along Super Bowl Boulevard, the epicenter for NFL fans during Super Bowl XLVIII. Running along Broadway from 34 St/Herald Square to 47 St in Times Square, Super Bowl Boulevard is easily reached by public transit. Take the or train to 34 St/Herald Square, or the or train to Times Sq/42 St. Metro-North riders can walk from Grand Central Terminal. Long Island Rail Road customers can walk one avenue east from Penn Station to Herald Square.
To reach the stadium on game day:
NJTRANSIT provides rail service directly to the stadium via Secaucus Junction. From the city, take any NJTRANSIT train from Penn Station one stop to Secaucus, then change to a stadium-bound shuttle train. Round-trip fare from Penn Station New York is $10.50. Only fans with Super Bowl tickets will be allowed to board the stadium-bound trains at Secaucus. Please be prepared to show your train ticket and game ticket. Travel time including the transfer is about 30 minutes.
Connecting to NJTRANSIT from NYC Transit Subway lines:
Penn Station New York is served directly by the and subway lines. Penn Station is also a short walk from the trains at 34 St/Herald Sq, the location of Super Bowl Blvd.
Long Island Rail Road customers can connect at Penn Station to NJTRANSIT trains to the game. To visit Super Bowl Boulevard, walk one avenue block east to Herald Square
Metro-North trains terminate at Grand Central Terminal. To visit Super Bowl Blvd, walk four blocks west to Times Square, or take the subway or the M42 bus (42 St) to Times Square. Game-bound customers heading to Penn Station from Grand Central can take the subway, then transfer to a downtown-bound or train one stop to 34 St/ Penn Station.