Are you ready for some football? Whether you agree (or not) with the decision to bring the Super Bowl to a cold weather location is no longer up for debate. The venue has been selected and the rush is on for tickets and travel packages for Super Bowl XLVIII which will be held on February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
If you are seeking tickets and entered the NFL Super Bowl ticket lottery, and, you are fortunate enough to be drawn as a winner which allows you the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets then half the battle is over. If you didn't enter the lottery or weren't selected as a winner of the NFL Super Bowl ticket lottery things become more complicated.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of unscrupulous ticket brokers and travel operators out there, and, it is extremely important to check out the companies offering tickets and travel packages for Super Bowl XLVIII. Premiere Sports Travel is a reputable company that the BBB (Better Business Bureau) rates as A+ and is a member in good standing with travel organizations such as ASTA, however, be prepared to pay out at least $4000 for a ticket and hotel package for Super Bowl XLVIII. Click the link to see current available packages through Premiere Sports Travel: http://www.sportstravel.com/nfl/super-bowl.php Another option is NFLonLocation.com who are offering very limited ticket and hotel packages, and, prices once again begin in the $4000 range and rapidly go upward.
If you have secured your tickets and just need a hotel the pricing (not to mention availability) isn't much better... Hotels within close proximity of the stadium are averaging $600 per night plus taxes, and, these aren't top of the line hotels, but, rather average hotels such as Hampton Inn Carlstadt which is less than a mile from MetLife Stadium. If you were thinking of staying in Manhattan prices escalate to over $1000 per night over Super Bowl weekend at hotels such as DoubleTree Suites Times Square.
One thing is certain. Each day inventory becomes less and less, and, if you haven't already done so and you are determined to attend Super Bowl XLVIII in person and need to make travel arrangements now is the time to do it. It is highly recommended you use a reputable travel agent or tour operator to secure your travel needs this way all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the game.