Metlife Stadium, NY NJ Super Bowl XLVIII

Metlife Stadium, NY NJ Super Bowl XLVIII

Exterior view of the Metlife Stadium a week before it is hosting Super Bowl XLVIII NY NJ. The Metlife is located in Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands area. (Susan Candelario)

Living so close to the Metlife Stadium, I decided to take a drive and see how the preparations where coming along for Super Bowl XLVIII, as well to see if I was able to capture a few photographs of the exterior.

Metlife Stadium located in Rutherford, New Jersey, seemed to be close to being fully prepared to host NY NJ Super Bowl XLVIII.  That was yesterday afternoon… before mother nature decided to dump some more snow in our area today.

A sign of the Vince Lomardi Trophy along with the current years Super Bowl XLVIII, on top of the NFL Tailgate section of the Metlife Stadium. Metlife Stadium is located in Rutherford, New Jersey and is hosting this years Super Bowl. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League’s championship game. (Susan Candelario)

I was surprised to see that driving right into the parking and around the stadium lot was not an issue.  There was lots of action with employees diligently working in order to prepare the venue for such a spectacular sporting event that it will be hosting.  One of the employees told my husband Anthony, that they were running behind schedule due to the recent storms we have had in the area.  I guess todays added snow accumulations will not help the situation.

Metlife Stadium Box Office with an illuminated billboard of “The Duke” Super Bowl XLVIII football advertising the upcoming Super Bowl which the Metlife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey will be hosting in February 2, 2014. (Susan Candelario)

I managed to take a few photographs of the exterior, but was really waiting for sunset, which was going to occur in approximately 20 minutes in order to photograph the Metlife Stadium sign lit up.  That is when a nice but very stern security guard approached me and informed me that I had to leave immediately.  He explained that due to security issues being on the premises, specially photographing without the proper credentials was grounds to getting arrested by the New Jersey State Police.

Giant Pepsi Cola Plastic bottle, suspended in midair above the Pepsi Gate at the Metlife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey. The Metlife Stadium will be hosting Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2nd, 2014. (Susan Candelario)

Needless to say, I complied with his request and thought to myself that photojournalistic photographers must have their work cut out for themselves at times.

A view to one of the signs outside Pepsi Gate at Metlife Stadium. Metlife Stadium is located in Rutherford, New Jersey and is hosting Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. (Susan Candelario) Exterior close up view of the Metlife Stadium Sign. The Metlife is located in Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands area and is hosting Super Bowl XLVIII. (Susan Candelario) 

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