KUSA - The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee is expecting approximately 400,000 visitors to come to the region for game-related events and about 80,000 fans to attend the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2.
There are lots of questions to answer for those visitors coming to the New York New Jersey region. President and CEO of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. has been overseeing all host committee activities including mass transit, weather preparedness, and community engagement.
Prior to spending time with the host committee, Kelly spent 23 years at the American Express Company.
There are many events leading up to the Super Bowl that fans should be excited about.
One in particular is the NFL's "Super Bowl Boulevard" which will transform a portion of Broadway in midtown Manhattan into a massive fan event with free admission. The boulevard will be open every day from 12 to 10 p.m. with great activities for fans and their families.
The Host Committee will also showcase its' "Huddle Shuttle" on Super Bowl Boulevard for fans to participate in football drills and visit the replica stadium locker room with New York Jets, New York Football Giants, Super Bowl and Vince Lombardi memorabilia.
Super Bowl XLVIII will function as the first "Mass Transit Super Bowl." Our region's robust public transportation system will fuel a large majority of the people movement for the game and the events of Super Bowl week. It is estimated that approximately 70 percent of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation - via bus, train, and high occupancy vehicles.
The host committee has also created the "Fan Express" featuring direct express bus service to and from nine convenient pick up locations across New York City and New Jersey such as Grand Central Station, Time Warner Center, Newark Liberty Airport Marriott Hotel, Harmon Meadows, and more.
(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)