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Towns Surrounding Meadowlands Sprucing Up Ahead Of 2014 Super Bowl

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MetLife Stadium bathed in blue following the Giants Super Bowl XLVI rally as seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ - Feb 7, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

MetLife Stadium bathed in blue following the Giants Super Bowl XLVI rally as seen from Chopper 880 – East Rutherford, NJ – Feb 7, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (CBSNewYork) – Preparation for the big game at MetLife Stadium is under way.

Preparing for the 2014 Super Bowl, towns surrounding the Meadowlands are sprucing up.

The big daddy of all football games could potentially generate half-a-billion dollars for the region, and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is helping towns in the area revitalize.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports

While many visitors will unquestionably flock to New York, people will still need hotels, restaurants and shops in New Jersey.

President of the Chamber of Commerce, Jim Kirkos, sees this opportunity as a major springboard.

“The real impact here is for us to leverage this big, fabulous, international event for the future,” Kirkos told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. “So to me, it’s more about the minute the game ends than it is about the game itself.”

The Super Bowl isn’t the only major attraction making its way to East Rutherford in the near future.

WrestleMania will also come to the Meadowlands in April of 2013, and Formula One will hold a race there in June.

Are you excited for the big game to come to the Meadowlands, or will it be too hectic for North Jersey to handle? Sound off below…

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