Sunday, September 22, 2013

Super Bowl XLVIII excitement building for Hoboken




For the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be held in an outdoors cold climate location and Hoboken stands to be in the middle of the action.  With the NFL mega-marketing for the event, hundreds of millions in spending for the big dance will be hitting New York and New Jersey with both states co-hosting the event.

Scott Katz, chairman for the Hoboken events committee has been working to see Hoboken a focus of the event next February with the week leading into the big game being a significant opportunity for local business and an elevated profile for the Mile Square.

Working closely with Katz through the process is Sixth ward councilwoman Jen Giattino.  Both visited Indianapolis to see the festivities leading into the Super Bowl there and make valuable contacts.  They were joined by Director Leo Pellegrini to identify the best practices and ideas to see Hoboken get a piece of the action.

Showtime is not far off in the distance with Pier A a site for a large ice rink and a lit 18 foot Super Bowl XLVIII centerpiece near the water beckoning across the river to Manhattan.

Featured in the above video on Fox5 with Scott Katz and Jen Giattino is Hudson County Freeholder Chair Anthony Romano.