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AC thrilled about West Coasters coming

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by jerseyguy, Jan 20, 2014.

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  1. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    They claim that a lot of people who've never been east ,fans from Seattle and Den. are going to want to include an AC trip as part of the Superbowl experience.
    The last thing they wanted was NE to win, figuring those people have been there already and also NE fans supposedly have a bad track record of travelling to the game compared to other fans.
    I'm not making this up, nor do I know one way or the other ,it's what I read.
     
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  2. KellyLovesVegas

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    That's a stretch. It isn't like they could bet on the Super Bowl in AC - or do they now have sports betting?
     
  3. Kickin

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    Yeah its a really ridiculous stretch. I grew up right near the Meadowlands.

    First of all the region can absorb well over 50k visitors without being noticeable at all. Its barely 10 mins out of Manhattan. I always think its funny when I hear someone here make a comment about how there will be crowds during the Superbowl. The average weekend has more than that many people coming in for all sorts of events.

    Second, expecting out of town visitors to travel 2 hours to go to AC is wishful thinking. You come in to NYC that weekend for the game from the west coast and odds are you are going to hang out in Manhattan on Fri and Sat, hit the game Sunday and then fly home. How many people would actually fly in, travel 2 hours by car or bus to AC for a night and then 2 hours back for the game? Very wishful thinking.
     
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    I can believe some will want to do that. Just maybe not everyone thats actually going to the game. So couple thousand on the top end? I just heard a coworker of mine saying he wants to try AC. This was days after he returned from Vegas and just felt its the same ol same ol. I asked if he was going to split up hit stay between AC and NYC and he had no idea it was that close. If anything, there's now a greater chance of him going as he can also visit NYC at the same time. I'm sure some Superbowl attendees will think along similar lines, just again, not hundreds of thousands of them.
     
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    I wouldnt rule anything out

    You have a stadium that holds 82k plus a lot of other people who are coming into the area that are involved in all kinds of support roles. I'M assuming that the bulk of these people arent locals and are for the most part well -heeled.
    The AC casino people are 125 miles south and I have to believe their marketing people are out there trying to get their piece of the pie.
    Even though I'm near 100 miles away Mrs told me she saw where people at the shore are trying to rent out summer homes for the game
    One thing I do know is that theres only 13,000 parking spots at the stadium ($150 each)and they're calling this the Mass Transit Superbowl.
    So in conclusion let me just say, this is Jersey!
    ,I get up in the morning and turn on the news just to see what happened now.
    Next two weeks should be interesting.
     
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    The marina area is a bit more pleasant than the boardwalk area. That could be something that could be worked into the marketing.
     
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    They'll get some for sure.

    Hell, I'd visit AC when going to the Billiard Convention in King Of Prussia, PA and that's about a 30 minute difference.

    I've known folks to go to a Giants game from the west and visit AC. There will be mass transit from AC to Metlife.

    With all that being said, some act like the SB is in AC. 2 hours away is not "onsite".
     
  9. Bane

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    I'm going to the game and this is the first I'm hearing about anyone heading out there thinking about going to AC, and I've been pretty active on the message boards for events and answering peoples questions about things to do in New York.

    If you're flying out there for the Super Bowl but skipping the weekend festivities and the game then you're not really going out there for the Super Bowl in the first place.

    AC is hardly on anyone's radar when they visit New York for normal vacations, much less for a specific game and set of activities.

    In terms of transportation this will be the toughest Super Bowl in history. I've gone to it many years including any time its in Miami because I have a place down there.

    But because of security, congestion, and profiteering, if you don't have one of the small number of parking passes they are restricting all transportation to their own Fan Express shuttles and to the single train line from Secaucus to Metlife.

    There is no public transportation from AC to Metlife that will be allowed in. Not even close.
     
  10. flysrb

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    Hey Now!!!!

    As long as they don't get there early-
    I'm gonna be in AC this weekend...
     
    HEY NOW! NYE in AC!!!!!!!
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