QUIJANO, SCHAER, SCALERA & CAPUTO APPLAUD NFL CHOICE TO PICK MEADOWLANDS AS SUPER BOWL XLVIII SITE

(TRENTON) – Assembly members Annette Quijano, Gary S. Schaer, Fred Scalera and Ralph R. Caputo on Tuesday applauded the National Football League for selecting the Meadowlands as the site of Super Bowl XLVIII, to be held in 2014.

“The Super Bowl being held in New Jersey will create hundreds of jobs for our residents, spur economic development and create a significant new revenue stream for a myriad of local businesses,” said Quijano (D-Union). “This is a great day for New Jersey.”

“Hosting a Super Bowl in the Meadowlands finally acknowledges New Jersey’s rich football heritage and reward tens of thousands of die-hard fans,” said Schaer (D-Passaic). “It also will be a huge boon to the local economies of East Rutherford and the surrounding municipalities.”

“Allowing the Meadowlands to host the Super Bowl is a boost to New Jersey’s football fans and the economy alike,” said Scalera (D-Essex). “And it will help prove that the game can be as compelling in cold weather as it can in the tropics.”

“The new stadium is a stone’s throw from everything visiting Super Bowl attendees will need – hotels, restaurants, shopping and venues for parties,” said Caputo (D-Essex). “Allowing New Jersey to host a Super Bowl is an idea whose time has finally come.”

Quijano, Schaer, Scalera and Caputo sponsored an Assembly resolution (AR-75) that unanimously approved on Thursday that urged the NFL to select the New Meadowlands Stadium as the host location for Super Bowl XLVIII.

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