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Super Bowl XLVIII Poses Transportation Problem

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (WGGB) — Super Bowl XLVII is just hours away, but that means another big challenge for the area surrounding MetLife Stadium.

It will be a unique situation around the big game, which is being called the first transit Super Bowl.

That’s because the New Jersey stadium cannot accommodate the sprawling parking lots that most NFL stadiums provide.

86,000 people are expected for the game, which could lead to as many as 20,000 cars headed towards MetLife. However, only 13,000 parking spaces will be available on Sunday.

That’s why fans are being urged to take buses, trains, or subways to MetLife. Michael Ifill is one of hundreds of volunteers who are helping people maneuver around the city.

“It’s always the easiest way to get in and out of the city,” Ifill says. “It’s the quickest way and probably the only way tomorrow.”

The transit system is safe and reliable, and means fans don’t have to worry about parking.