Nearly 400,000 Fans Expected To Descend On Garden State For Big Game

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Super Bowl is coming to the Meadowlands in six months and some area homeowners have a plan to cash in.

Nearly 400,000 visitors are expected to descend on New Jersey during Super Bowl week, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

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With 90,000 hotel rooms in New York City, some people are considering renting their homes out for the big event.

There are already dozens of options available on websites like, Haskell reported.

Maplewood resident Mary Conway decided to give it a shot and has listed her four-bedroom Colonial home for $3,000 a night.

“I think when people realize for the exorbitant amount of money they’ll be paying for just one room they may be willing to spend a little bit more and have a kitchen and some living space,” Conway said. “They are going to get a charming, historic cottage.”

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“I have to figure out how to vet people who would be renting,” Conway added. “If we don’t find the right people, and if we don’t get enough money, we can always say no.”

Conway said the money would help pay for her children’s college education.

The Super Bowl will be held on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

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