Super Bowl Means Lockdown for NJ Sports Complex

Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:48 AM EDT
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This July 3, 2013, file photo, is an aerial view of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Feb. 2, 2014, is a day that will be remembered forever in not only the NFL, but in New York and New Jersey, as the Super Bowl will be played outdoors in a northern market for the first time ever.

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Tailgating is doubtful when New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex goes under a weeklong lockdown for the Super Bowl.

The New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority says the entire complex will be sealed off beginning Jan. 27. Only those with credentials will be allowed to enter. Signs will warn commuters they won't be permitted to take shortcuts through the complex.

The Record (http://bit.ly/1aLNRDY ) newspaper reports even game-day parking permits will be hard to come by.

Sports authority vice president Jim Minish says the number of available spaces will be reduced by about 60 percent from a typical Sunday football game because of security and the need to create space for TV station trucks.

Officials are talking about banning tailgating because parking is at a premium. Details are still being discussed.

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