State officials are urging Shore Area businesses to take part in a NJ Transit program aimed at luring Super Bowl visitors to restaurants, hotels and other area attractions.
State Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) wants shore businesses to join NJ Transit’s Championship Dining program – where business owners offer a discount during Super Bowl week to those who show their NJ Transit pass.
The February 2 game, to be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, could bring as many as 400,000 visitors to the New York-New Jersey area, according to a Rible release. Game parking will be “extremely restricted,” and organizers are strongly encouraging fans to use mass transit, the release says.
Discounts and promotions from participating businesses will be listed on NJ Transit’s website along with a link to the business’ websites.
“This program is an excellent way to encourage Super Bowl visitors to patronize the hotels, restaurants and other amenities that are available here in the shore region,” Rible said in the release. “I am hopeful that this program will bring more attention -- and more customers -- to Monmouth and Ocean County businesses.”
Businesses interested in participating in the program can e-mail NJ Transit at JBenjamin@njtransit.com or can contact Rible’s office at AsmRible@njleg.org or (732) 974-0400.