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07:22 AM ET 01.03 | As snow ripped through the city overnight, the thought became more realistic: A Super Bowl snowstorm. Even if Super Bowl XLVIII isn't blasted by a blizzard, you probably won't recognize MetLife Stadium come the night of Feb. 2. Though every stadium that hosts the Big Game gets a makeover, the first 47 likely will pale in comparison to the transformation the NFL has in mind -- some of it out of necessity -- for the first Super Bowl to be held outdoors in the Northeast. How big? It will require more than 10,000 workers starting a full month in advance and potentially battling the elements to get the 82,500-seat stadium ready for its much-anticipated close-up. "It's clearly going to be a historic occasion," said Frank Supovitz, who oversees the Super Bowl as the NFL's senior vice president of events.

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January 3, 2014  08:15 AM ET

You get the feeling Goodell regrets this decision more and more each day.

January 3, 2014  08:20 AM ET

I hope the weather for the Super Bowl is just like the blizzard we are currently having.

January 3, 2014  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You get the feeling Goodell regrets this decision more and more each day.

Adding to his mountain of regrets.

January 3, 2014  08:28 AM ET

Bring it on

January 3, 2014  08:28 AM ET

Is this the Giants makeover or the stadiums.. Ouch

January 3, 2014  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I hope the weather for the Super Bowl is just like the blizzard we are currently having.

I surely hope so...

January 3, 2014  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is this the Giants makeover or the stadiums.. Ouch

It'll take more than 30 days and 10,000 workers to makeover the Giants.

January 3, 2014  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It'll take more than 30 days and 10,000 workers to makeover the Giants.

Kevin Gilbride announcing his retirement is a start.

January 3, 2014  09:24 AM ET

If our neighbors to the North can pull off the Grey Cup every year then the NFL should be able to do the same. Enjoy the elements everyone, because this will be the last Super Bowl played in these conditions.

January 3, 2014  09:28 AM ET

I would love to see the game play under the same conditions like the LIONS and eagles game, but -5 and the wind blowing 35 mph.

January 3, 2014  09:47 AM ET

Sure isn't going to be a fan friendly game. No tail gating allowed and you must take the $51 dollar fan bus to get in. No walk-ins and no taxis. Not sure I'd go even if I was given tickets. I will watch the mess on TV.

January 3, 2014  09:51 AM ET

A memorable moment for the NFL, losts of security!!!!!

January 3, 2014  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sure isn't going to be a fan friendly game. No tail gating allowed and you must take the $51 dollar fan bus to get in. No walk-ins and no taxis. Not sure I'd go even if I was given tickets. I will watch the mess on TV.

Word. That bussing business is a nightmare. especially in the cold.

January 3, 2014  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sure isn't going to be a fan friendly game. No tail gating allowed and you must take the $51 dollar fan bus to get in. No walk-ins and no taxis. Not sure I'd go even if I was given tickets. I will watch the mess on TV.

$51 fan bus...


That's still cheaper than the $75 it costs to park at the Death Star. Sounds like a bargain.

January 3, 2014  10:08 AM ET
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$51 fan bus... That's still cheaper than the $75 it costs to park at the Death Star. Sounds like a bargain.

Are you serious?? How much is a cup of bad beer, $40??????

January 3, 2014  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Are you serious?? How much is a cup of bad beer, $40??????

At least the beer will be cold.

January 3, 2014  10:47 AM ET

The halftime entertainment will be sung from the local bar.

January 3, 2014  11:03 AM ET

The 2 playoff weekends are way more fun than the Super Bowl. May as well play it in hell.

January 3, 2014  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

$51 fan bus... That's still cheaper than the $75 it costs to park at the Death Star. Sounds like a bargain.

But it is $51 per person. 4 people in a car can split the $75. 4 people on one of these buses totals $204. Then you can't tailgate. So if you want to eat you can buy a $10 Hamburger and a $12 beer. The NFL (and the rest of the major sports leagues) should be ashamed of themselves. I know it won't happen, but I hope one or more of the first round playoff games has to blackout in the home TV market.

 
January 3, 2014  11:13 AM ET

"MetLife Stadium is a stadium located at the Meadowlands ... in East Rutherford, New Jersey."

Meadowlands? For a place that has no meadow and no land, that's funny as hell. It's a stinky swamp FCOL! That name is as disingenuous as 'The People's Democratic Republic of North Korea.'

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