The NFL’s Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events of the year.
Football’s two best teams battle for the right to hoist one of the most coveted trophies in professional sports.
The game itself is a highlight for most fans, but there are a number of other events in the days and weeks leading up to kick-off.
The traditional half-time concert, which usually features some of music’s biggest names (Madonna, Prince, Beyonce, and U2 have all performed in recent years) is often as anticipated and talked-about as the game itself.
This year, pop star Bruno Mars will headline the show. In short, the Super Bowl is a huge event that goes well beyond a simple football game.
This year, things will be a little bit different than usual…
Super Bowl XLVIII (that’s 48) will be held at the New York/New Jersey Meadowlands (which is officially known as MetLife Stadium).
This is a departure from the normal practice of holding the game in a warm weather city or inside a domed stadium.
However, many people are excited about the location of this year’s game because they will be able to experience New York City and all that it has to offer during their Super Bowl trip.
There are a huge number of Super Bowl related events surrounding the February 2nd game.
Also, with a number of event venues in the New York City metro area, you can add your own pre-game luncheon or offer people a chance to enjoy the game in comfortable surroundings instead of in the cold stands of the Meadowlands.
There are luxury boxes at the stadium, so people who want to attend the game in person don’t have to sit out in the cold (but they will have to purchase their tickets early to reserve a space with the option of going indoors.
Even if you can’t get to the game, you can enjoy the festivities.
Super Bowl Boulevard, an ongoing festival with fan from around the world, will take place in the days leading up to the game.
It will be held along a ten block section of Broadway, starting in the middle of Times Square and stretching all the way down to 34th Street.
There will be nightly concerts, football related activities, and chances to get autographs from players.
Or, you could simply enjoy the festival atmosphere while taking in Times Square or perhaps even heading to a Broadway show.
If you want to host your own Super Bowl event, either before the game or during it, your best options are only about 30 or 40 minutes from the stadium.
The Cobble Close Farm, in the historic town of Red Bank on the famous Jersey Shore, has an element of classiness that many venues nearer to the city lack.
Built in the Roaring Twenties using French design styles, this estate can host 300 people, and also has a number of overnight accommodations.
Onsite event staff and in-house catering will make it easy to host your own luxury version of a pre-game luncheon for special guests or corporate partners.
Best of all, Cobble Close is only 40 minutes from Manhattan.
So your guests can enjoy the events in Times Square during the day and still be able to make it down to your event in the evening.
Or perhaps you’d want to have your high-end Super Bowl soiree in the heart of the action.
The Manhattan Penthouse sits in the middle of the world’s most famous borough.
A large loft space furnished with oak, stained glass, and a large grand piano, this 200 person venue oozes classiness.
The views from the large windows are pretty attractive as well. For the ultimate air of exclusivity, the Cobble Close Farm is the best choice.
But if you’d rather be in the heart of New York City, this option will prove attractive as well.
Perhaps you’d rather stay in your own city and host a Super Bowl viewing party at a rental estate near you.
Estate Weddings and Events lists venues all across the country that can accommodate this type of event. You can find an luxury estate near you by searching our main estate web site.
Where will you be for the Super Bowl? What events are you planning? Let us know in the comments section below…
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Josh is a freelance writer whose articles about travel and culture have appeared on Mother Nature Network, CNN.com, and, of course, the Estate Weddings and Events blog. He has traveled all around the US and East Asia, but is just as happy at home with a cup of coffee (or a quality microbrew) and reruns of Mad Men or 30 Rock. You can connect with him via LinkedIn or Google+.