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Bring the FIFA World Cup Back to the USA! www.goUSAbid.com

So since everyone is now very interested in not only the World Cup but the USA and the World Cup, we think it’s time to bring the FIFA World Cup back TO the USA. We hosted the FIFA World Cup™ in '94 and it is widely considered the most successful in FIFA's history and is considered responsible for the soccer renaissance that followed in the USA, both on and off the field.

The 1994 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament held 7 of its games at Giants Stadium (including the Italy v Bulgaria semi-final), in addition to games of the 1999 Women's World Cup. Average attendance in 1994 was 69,000, which broke records due to the bigger capacities of the American stadiums compared to those of past hosts. The total attendance for the USA World Cup final tournament remains the highest in World Cup history.

It's time to build on prior success and host again. MLCVB has contributed to the US bid in hopes to be a host site in 2018 or 2022. When we are able once again invite the world to share in our love of the game and inspire a new generation of soccer fans in the in the United States! In the last 3 days the number of signatures has gone from just over 550,000 to 690, 557! Help us reach 1 MILLION signatures!

Please Join the Brigade and Sign the Petition at www.GoUSAbid.com!!!

Fun Facts:
The USA won its group at the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1930 (that's 80 years ago), and for the first time ever in a four-team group.

So lets take a look at this so called “dream team” and see what they are made of. Average Age: 26.9, ranging from 37 to 20.

Hometowns: California bringing in the big numbers with 7, Texas with 3, Illinois with 2 and Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin each is represented by 1.

Visit www.stayinthemeadowlands.com for more information on the Meadowlands Region!

Posted by EugeneF 14:49 Archived in USA Tagged events Comments (0)

Bamboozle in the Meadowlands: Top 10 List

Everyone loves lists! So let’s check out the Top 10 sets from Bamboozle music festival, which took place this week in the Meadowlands.

Everyone loves lists! So let’s check out the Top 10 sets from Bamboozle music festival, which took place this week in the Meadowlands Liberty Region.

Thousands of fans laced up their good ol’ Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex (May 1-2) for a weekend of sunshine, rock, pop, punk and hip-hop for Bamboozle 2010. Here's the low-down:

1. Weezer
2. Drake
3. Paramore
4. Something Corporate
5. Girl Talk
6. Ok Go
7. Hanson
8. The Maine
9. Motion City Soundtrack
10. Matt and Kim

  • *List according to Connor Knight at Billboard.com

For all of the concert go-ers this weekend, how would you rate this list? Do you agree with it? Who would you take out and who would replace them?

Posted by EugeneF 13:55 Archived in USA Tagged events Comments (0)

What do the Volcano in Iceland and the MLCVB Have in Common?

Well, it’s actually probably more than you think!

MLCVB Hotels are extending a helping hand to the passengers stranded by the erupting Iceland Volcano at Newark Airport and offering discounts on available rooms.

This past Tuesday, April 20, 2010 representatives from the Meadowlands Liberty Region took an EZ Ride Van to Newark Airport to offer assistance and discounts to passengers stranded. Some who had been there almost a week!

All hotels are offering a 20% discount on available rooms to the affected passengers. While many travelers are scared to leave the airport, in anticipation of missing their flights, the following offers will remain in effect until the conclusion of this crisis.

This is a very cool way for the Meadowlands Liberty Region Hotels to help out and to promote all of the fabulous hotels they have in the region! Stayinthemeadowlands.com and stayonthewaterfront.com have both helped make staying in the Meadowlands Liberty Region much more convenient for travelers. With over 9500 hotel rooms, the Meadowlands region has the capacity to accommodate tons of travelers!

Volcano in Iceland

Volcano in Iceland

Posted by EugeneF 10:22 Comments (0)

The 2014 Super Bowl in the NY-Metropolitan Area?!

The 2014 Super Bowl in the NY-Metropolitan Area?! I know it seems surprising that with two NFL teams in the area, the Meadowlands has yet to host the most important game in the football season.

The 2014 Super Bowl in the NY-Metropolitan Area?! I know it seems surprising that with two NFL teams in the area, the Meadowlands has yet to host the most important game in the football season. It seems that many fans are not willing to brave the cold but with the stunning, new Meadowlands Stadium even Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner) thinks it sounds like a pretty good idea.

New Meadowlands Stadium Rendering

New Meadowlands Stadium Rendering

The NFL waived their strict weather requirements to accept the 2014 bid for the brand new open-air stadium that both the Jets and Giants will call home this fall. In addition to the appeal of the new stadium, the Giants and Jets are planning to release a study that says bringing the Super Bowl to New Jersey will bring in about $500 million into the local economy.

With tremendous efforts in marketing, travel and tourism in the Meadowlands has seen a significant increase in the last couple of years. The Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau in particular has focused on making travel to the region as simple and user-friendly as possible. Now booking hotel rooms, making restaurant reservations, and travel arrangements in the region can all be done on one site, http://www.stayinthemeadowlands.com.

Having a Superbowl with the potential for snow would certainly make for a very exciting championship game and NJ/NYC would be the perfect place to host such a fun and electrifying event! Please post your comments and support for the 2014 Superbowl in the Meadowlands on our Facebook page @ http://tinyurl.com/FacebookMLCVBhttp://tinyurl.com/FacebookMLCVB

Posted by EugeneF 09:18 Archived in USA Tagged events Comments (0)

NEW Travel and Tourism Site with Hotel Booking Engine!!

MEADOWLANDS LIBERTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS CENTER LAUNCHES NEW STAYINTHEMEADOWLANDS.COM SITE

Looking for places to stay that are close to New York City, but won’t cost you and arm and a leg? Need activities that are near by and also perhaps fun? What about shopping, without wasting over 8% with that crazy NYC sales tax? You need the local expertise of Stayinthemeadowlands.com!!

The Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched a third generation their travel and tourism site, with the technology and organization that allows visitors to plan and book travel through www.StayIntheMeadowlands.com, www.stayonthewaterfront.com, and www.MLCVB.com. This attraction-rich website whose tools and navigational features set new standards for regional convention and visitors bureaus offers “Meadowvision,” a vibrant, animated panorama of Meadowlands Liberty’ attractions.

StayintheMeadowlands.com

StayintheMeadowlands.com


These new and improved sites are really amazing! They are fully integrated with NJ Transit, and interactive maps of the region allow users to mouse over specific attractions and receive transportation information. The sites also feature calendars of events within the region and the Sports Complex. These are now displayed in a simple interface on the front page, so users don’t have to navigate into the site for calendar information. “Now everything a visitor needs to know to plan a trip to the Meadowlands Liberty region can be found in one place, accessible often with just a single click of the mouse.” Making planning a trip to the Meadowlands region so easy it’s almost fun!

Also check out our four video clips that raise awareness about the region’s assets. Each segment focuses on a specific area of interest – landmarks and history, entertainment, sports and ecotourism – and features visual tours of the region’s key people and places. They are informative, easy to watch, fun and exciting!

The Meadowlands is what’s new in travel and tourism this month! Not to mention the region was tabbed as possible host of the 2014 Superbowl, 2018 and 2022 World Cups, now wouldn’t that be a fun and exciting vacation!!! Come see what a great, easy and AFFORDABLE vacations you could plan in the Meadowlands!

Posted by EugeneF 12:22 Tagged tourist_sites Comments (1)

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