EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Ticketholders to February’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium are already lining up to pay $150 each for parking passes.
Passes went on sale Thursday at an official NFL website, superbowl.clickandpark.com. It usually costs $30 to park at the stadium.
No cars, limos or buses will be allowed without a parking pass. Because of television and security considerations, fewer than half of the stadium’s 28,000 seats normally available for a Giants or Jets game will be available.
“Parking at MetLife Stadium will be strictly limited and so the NFL is discouraging fans from driving to the game. Anyone who plans to drive to the game will have to purchase a parking permit in advance,” NYPD Counter Terrorism Bureau Inspector John O’Connell said earlier this week.
Organizers have said about 1,600 spots are set aside for buses and shuttles. Those vehicles will have to stay on site once they arrive at the game.
One part of Lot J, one of the closer lots to the stadium, is already sold out to cars, SUVs, limos and town cars.
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