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February 3, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The way people have been talking, you would think that the decision to host the Super Bowl for the first time in a part of the country that is merely moderately football-obsessed, and to hold it in a non-domed stadium in the depths of winter, was an extreme fluke. But the Philadelphia architects who designed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., always knew that they would be creating a custom stage for America's biggest sporting event. As in football itself, the most important criterion for attracting the Super Bowl was size.
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February 23, 2013 | Inquirer Staff Report
Penn State will open its football season Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in New York's College Classic, the teams announced Thursday. The time of the game has not been set. The Nittany Lions and Orange have met 70 times, the second-highest total for a Penn State opponent. Penn State owns a 42-23-5 series advantage, winning the most recent games, in 2008 and 2009. The teams met every season from 1944 to 1990 but did not meet again until the 2008 game in Syracuse's Carrier Dome.
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January 31, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police counterterrorism officers will be headed to the Super Bowl to assist New Jersey state police with security in East Rutherford, where the game will be played Sunday. A lieutenant and officers from Homeland Security Counter-Terror Operations spent time last weekend at MetLife Stadium to prepare for the game, which is designated as a national security event, said Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan, head of homeland security for Philadelphia police. They will return early Sunday and remain for the duration of the game, he said.
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June 4, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Penn State will open its 2015 football season at Lincoln Financial Field against Temple and will host Rutgers for the first time in 21 years. The Big Ten released its 2015 conference schedule yesterday. After the Sept. 5 game vs. Temple at the Linc, the Nittany Lions host Buffalo (Sept. 12), Rutgers (Sept. 19) and Indiana (Oct. 10); play at Ohio State (Oct. 17); vs. Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore (Oct. 24); host Illinois (Oct. 31); visit Northwestern (Nov. 7); host Michigan (Nov.
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June 18, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are not spending $125 million to renovate Lincoln Financial Field to host a Super Bowl, but it doesn't hurt owner Jeffrey Lurie's case. Lurie first mentioned the possibility in March when he was asked about New Jersey's MetLife Stadium hosting the Super Bowl this season. Lurie noted that if the event proves to be a success, he would push for Philadelphia to host the annual event. An updated stadium will enhance the Eagles' bid. "That wasn't the intention, but certainly when I'm on the Super Bowl committee, when you're bidding on a Super Bowl, the committee looks very closely at your stadium and your city and what you can host," Lurie said.
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February 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SUPER BOWL Monday. Super Bowl Wednesday. Surely that sounds better than Super Bowl PPD. The NFL says it's ready for next year's game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2, no matter the weather. Even if it means moving the game from its traditional Sunday spot. Concerns about contingencies arose recently for two reasons: Next year's Super Bowl will be outdoors at a cold-weather site for the first time and the Northeast is still recovering from a monster snowstorm that hit last weekend; the lights went out in the Louisiana Superdome during the Feb. 3 game, causing a 34-minute delay and some anxiety about whether it would resume.
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February 3, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - By the time the fifth train from Secaucus rolled into MetLife Stadium with another thousand fans Sunday, both sides of this very Jersey Super Bowl were already defeated. By Secaucus. They slumped off the train silently, overheated, claustrophobic, transformed from upbeat football fans from out west into huddled masses of East Coast commuters, bitter and sarcastic about their long commute on N.J. Transit. "Jersey sucks!" they had shouted in unison while stuck for 90 minutes in a Secaucus stairwell, some with only their Seattle Skittles to sustain them, dour demeanors in contrast with the bright sherbet colors of Bronco orange and Seahawk lime.
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April 10, 2015
WE DON'T know the exact dates, but the NFL announced its preseason games yesterday. The Eagles will open with two games at home, the first against the Indianapolis Colts somewhere between Aug. 13 and Aug. 17. Andrew Luck quarterbacks the Colts, of course, but they also feature longtime Eagles stalwarts Trent Cole and Todd Herremans, recently released by the Birds after 10 seasons here. They also have running back Frank Gore, who changed his mind about signing with the Eagles to go to Indy, a decision that might have led to the Birds' signing of DeMarco Murray.
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January 28, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MY, HOW TIMES have changed. Depending on which source you use, the average price for a Super Bowl ticket is either a little lower or a little higher than last year. But make no mistake, it's still costly. According to StubHub.com, the average ticket is selling for $3,715, a little over $1,000 higher than last year. An ESPN.com story cited NFL Ticket Exchange as reporting that the cheapest ticket is going for $1,780, about $400 cheaper than last season. Either way, you'll have to cough up some serious coin if you want to watch the Broncos take on the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. And did we mention it's going to be cold?
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April 10, 2015
WE DON'T know the exact dates, but the NFL announced its preseason games yesterday. The Eagles will open with two games at home, the first against the Indianapolis Colts somewhere between Aug. 13 and Aug. 17. Andrew Luck quarterbacks the Colts, of course, but they also feature longtime Eagles stalwarts Trent Cole and Todd Herremans, recently released by the Birds after 10 seasons here. They also have running back Frank Gore, who changed his mind about signing with the Eagles to go to Indy, a decision that might have led to the Birds' signing of DeMarco Murray.
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December 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
EAGLES FANS might not like the Giants' Tom Coughlin as a coach. But you have to respect what he did yesterday in support of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who were shot to death by a single gunman while sitting in their squad car in New York on Saturday. Yesterday, Coughlin wore a black stripe on the left shoulder of his sweatshirt along with a small metal peace symbol pinned to his chest underneath the Giants' "NY" logo. Coughlin was the only member of the Giants to wear the stripe, but others in the sports world also addressed the tragedy.
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February 7, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
More eyes were focused on New Jersey on Sunday than on New Orleans a year ago. What they saw was far from the close football contest most had anticipated, but 112.2 million American TV viewers kept watching anyway. That's how many viewers, on average, were tuned in to Super Bowl XLVIII at any given moment, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. That topped last year's average of 111.3 million for the game in New Orleans and made the rout in East Rutherford, N.J., the most watched event in TV history.
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February 5, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ON SUNDAY, the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that it was proud to partner with the NFL to ensure safety "before, during and after" the Super Bowl. Someone obviously dropped the ball. While Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was holding his postgame news conference, a man grabbed the microphone and said that 9/11 was "perpetrated by people in our own government. " How, one wonders, did he get past security and to within inches of the Super Bowl MVP? A.J. Perez, of NJ.com, tracked down the man, Matthew Mills, a 30-year-old independent journalist from Brooklyn.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ron Katz has visited six of the last 13 Super Bowl host cities, traveling to the home stadiums for teams in Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, San Diego and New Orleans - twice. He was excited to add New York and East Rutherford, N.J., to the list, but came away fatigued and disheartened. "They should never, ever have another Super Bowl here," said Katz, 50, of Denver. "The area is one of the most, if not the most, amazing places in the country, but based on the logistics that I saw - and the disregard for fan comfort and safety - never again.
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February 4, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - By the time the fifth train from Secaucus rolled into MetLife Stadium with another thousand fans Sunday, both sides of this very Jersey Super Bowl were already defeated. By Secaucus. They slumped off the train silently, overheated, claustrophobic, transformed from upbeat football fans from out West into huddled masses of East Coast commuters, bitter and sarcastic about their long commute on NJ Transit. "Jersey sucks!" they had shouted in unison while stuck for 90 minutes in a Secaucus stairwell, some with only their Seattle Skittles to sustain them, dour demeanors in contrast to the bright sherbet colors of Bronco orange and Seahawk lime.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Super Bowl, a game that comes annually bedecked with superlatives and firsts, has new ones attached to it this year: America's biggest sporting event will be bigger than ever. More Americans are expected to watch it on TV than the 164 million who did last year, and that was half the country. The commercials they will watch will be the most expensive ever - $4 million for 30 seconds. The game will also be watched in 198 countries this year, up from 185 in 2013.
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February 3, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The way people have been talking, you would think that the decision to host the Super Bowl for the first time in a part of the country that is merely moderately football-obsessed, and to hold it in a non-domed stadium in the depths of winter, was an extreme fluke. But the Philadelphia architects who designed MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., always knew that they would be creating a custom stage for America's biggest sporting event. As in football itself, the most important criterion for attracting the Super Bowl was size.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police counterterrorism officers will be headed to the Super Bowl to assist New Jersey state police with security in East Rutherford, where the game will be played Sunday. A lieutenant and officers from Homeland Security Counter-Terror Operations spent time last weekend at MetLife Stadium to prepare for the game, which is designated as a national security event, said Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan, head of homeland security for Philadelphia police. They will return early Sunday and remain for the duration of the game, he said.
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