Seahawk fans know how to tailgate… even in NYC

NEW JERSEY - Wixey blog Hawks fans tailgateSeahawk fans know how to tailgate. The 12th Man has turned it into an art form, even here in New Jersey. Thousands of Hawk Fans are here, many of whom made the cross country trek from the Northwest.

But at the Super Bowl in February here at Met Life stadium, tailgating will look very different.

The NFL has laid down the law. At the big game, pregame festivities can’t extend outside of a single parking space.

No RVs, no corn hole games. no grilling.  If you can’t fit your fun into a single space, you will be ticketed. And they are serious about this.

“I think it’s kind of lame,” says Tony Scott, a Seahawks fan from Washington, D.C. “I think they are doing it just to try to keep the 12th Man down, but nothing is going to do that.”

Only 13,000 parking passes will be issued for the lot, at $150 bucks a pop. That may be an even hotter ticket on the scalpers market than the game itself.

No taxis, no town car dropoffs.

The planning committee is encouraging fans to take shuttle buses to the game and hoof it a half mile to the stadium.

“I don’t think it’s going to work”, says Hawk fan Debbie Larson, who traveled here from Seattle. “Hawk fans will find some room to party. We always have a good time.”

These 12s are extremely confident that the Hawks will be back for that game… and so will a lot of these fans, even if they have to crawl all the way back.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • gradycoug

    The ol' "bait-and-switch." Is part of this story missing? If not, I'm puzzled as to how the story matches the headline. This article is more about the restrictions on tailgating instead of how Seattle found a way to tailgate despite the barriers. Not to be too negative, but I expect a little more from a fellow Murrow grad. Nonetheless, GO HAWKS! (and cougs)