Mayor Michael Gonnelli said a representative of Touchdown Entertainment said the company would pay the town about $18,000. The company contracted to use the local high school as a staging area for the halftime show at MetLife Stadium.
Forecasters say snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday night and slow the commute into work Thursday.
The plan was for the league to use Secaucus High School as a staging area. The town had a contract with the NFL for the arrangement, but the league backed out at the last minute.
Christie said visitors were free to go to New York and enjoy “a couple of good restaurants, and some theater and stuff to do.” But he added that game announcers on Sunday “are not going to say live from New York City, because that would be a lie.”
The big game is still almost two weeks away, and while there will be all sorts of events throughout the metropolitan area of nearly 20 million, the excitement hasn’t quite started to spike yet.
Municipalities cannot use the phrase Super Bowl or the logos for the NFL or Super Bowl XLVIII without violating league policy.
The new headquarters will be located a block from Penn Station and will bring with it 1,000 jobs.