Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Baltimore Raven Joe Flacco said he believed MetLife Stadium should get a retractable dome if they want to host the Super Bowl in Bergen County.
Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't think much of plans to hold the Super Bowl at Bergen County's MetLife Stadium next year. When Denver Post reporter Mike Klis asked Flacco for his thoughts about the "cold weather" venue, the Super Bowl-bound quarterback said he thought it was "retarded," then, correcting his language, called it "stupid," according to a post on DenverPost.com. "If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one," Flacco said, according to the post. "Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.” Flacco, who grew up in South Jersey, won't have to worry about the weather when …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
David Wilson dominates with 327 all-purpose yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD – David Wilson might be dizzy from all the backflips. The Giants rookie running back and kick returner – whose touchdown celebration is a standing backflip – scored three times and spent much of Sunday afternoon giving his offense terrific starting field position. The 2012 first round draft pick out of Virginia Tech amassed 327 all-purpose yards against New Orleans, 227 coming on kick returns. The 52-27 win marked the first time since 1986 the Giants scored more than 50 points, when they beat Green Bay 55-24. More importantly, it kept the defending Super Bowl champions alone atop the NFC East. Eli Manning finished the day 22 of 35 with 259 yards and four touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. Wilson received the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Giants, many of whom are still without power, dropped a heartbreaker at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in front of a capacity crowd, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the metropolitan area.
Football fans converged Sunday on East Rutherford to watch the Giants battle the Steelers at MetLife Stadium, just a couple miles from where a massive tidal surge brought on by Hurricane Sandy submerged the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt just six days earlier. More than 80,000 people turned out for the afternoon contest, overcoming the devastation wrought earlier in the week by Sandy's vicious winds and pelting rain that ripped apart homes, toppled trees and power lines, and left millions -- including many Giants players -- cold and in the dark for most, if not all of the week. Nicole Johnson, a Nassau County police officer, was one such fan. As of game time, Johnson and her husband had yet to have power restored at their …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Largest celebration of Jewish learning in the last 2,000 years planned, organizers say.
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- Noah Cohen
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A celebration of the Talmud expected to draw nearly 100,000 people to MetLife Stadium could cause major traffic delays Wednesday, the state transportation department said. Traffic is expected to build in the afternoon and last through the night as attendees travel for the 7 p.m. event, according to the transportation department. Lanes in the area normally closed for construction will be kept open on Routes 3, 120 and 17 until at least 1 a.m. Thursday. Organizers of Siyum HaShas 2012 have called the sold-out event “the largest celebration of Jewish learning in the last 2,000 years.” Attendees will celebrate the completion of the 2,711 page Talmud, a book of Jewish laws and traditions. Many of the participants read daily over seven and a …