A Travellerspoint blog

“Earth, Wind, Inspire”: Mdest 09+

“Earth, Wind, Inspire”: The Meadowlands-Liberty Region’s Destination Industry Conference will take place on January 26th and the Meadowlands Environment Center.

40 °F

Are you looking for the newest and best attractions in New Jersey? Are you looking for value closer to home? Do you have friends from out of town asking for great deals and activities in the area? Are you interested or involved in hot button issues in New Jersey? Do you want to have the opportunity to meet policy makers in the state?

This year’s Mdest will prove to be a must-attend event! The focus of Mdest is educating the public and industry professionals and examining the vast opportunities the Meadowlands Liberty Region provides for the state of New Jersey. Strategic visions for both the region and the state will be showcased.

Guest experts will conduct sustained discussions of indoor/outdoor meetings, sporting venues, Meadowlands Liberty attractions, advancements in preservations and one of New Jersey’s hottest issues: horse racing policies.

Mdest is thrilled that Carl Goldberg, Chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) will be the keynote speaker at the “Earth, Wind, Inspire” luncheon.

Other Mdest presenters and moderators will include NJ Senators Paul Sarlo and Bob Ceberio, NJ Meadowlands Commission Executive Director Jim Kirkos, President of the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau, Josh Osowski, Superintendent of Liberty State Park, Captain Bill Sheehan, Carl Goldberg, Chairman of NJSEA, Dennis Drazin from the New Jersey Horseman’s Association, Bob Kulina, Vice President and General Manager of Monmouth Park, Debbie Lawlor, Chief of Sustainability and Economic Growth at New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Tony Fant, President & COO of the Hartz Mountain Hospitality Division, Ron Simoncini, Founder of Axiom Communications, Dennis R. Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, and Judy Ross, Director of the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Attend Mdest and take advantage of the panel discussions, lunch, networking sessions and tour of the Meadowlands Environment Center! For more information visit www.mlcvb.com!

Posted by EugeneF 13:10 Archived in USA Tagged ecotourism Comments (0)

New Meadowlands Stadium Granted to Bid for 2014 Super Bowl

The New Meadowlands Stadium may see football in early February. The weather rule was uplifted by the National Football League (NFL), which will now allow the New Meadowlands Stadium to place a bid for Super Bowl 2014.

The New Meadowlands Stadium was granted a bid as a one time only deal in order to celebrate the opening of the new stadium. Three other stadiums have already expressed interest for the bid. The preliminary proposal is due on April 1 and the winner will be announced by late May.

There has been an overwhelming support for this bid throughout the New Jersey/New York region. If granted the location for Super Bowl 2014 it will help the areas economically as well as add to the history of the region.

The New Meadowlands Stadium will officially open next season and will be home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. The stadium seats 82,500 people and will be the third-largest stadium in the NFL.

New Stadium

New Stadium

Posted by EugeneF 09:40 Archived in USA Tagged events Comments (0)

Giants Stadium Tour-The Final Season, Due to Popular Demand!

Behind-The-Scenes Tours Adds 3 PM Tour Time

The Meadowlands Sports Complex launched The Giants Stadium Tour-The Final
Season on June 13, 2009 with tours running on Saturdays. All previously announced tours have sold
out. Due to popular demand a 3 PM tour time has been added to select dates. The new schedule will
allow more individuals and groups an opportunity to relive the memories of Giants Stadium in this
behind-the-scenes, all access tour of one of the most famous stadiums in the world.

Giants Stadium Tour - The Final Season New Tour Dates/Times:
Oct. 31 at 3 PM
Nov. 21 at 3 PM
Nov. 28 at 3 PM
Dec. 12 at 3 PM
Dec. 19 at 3 PM
Dec. 26 at 3 PM

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Kids (Age 5-12) and Seniors (60+). Children 4 years and under are
free. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the IZOD Center Box Office (Mon-Sat 11 AM-
6 PM) or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Come celebrate the stadium's 33-year history during its final season, with new features and never-
before-seen areas. Tours will run on most Saturdays at 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 3 PM. Tours will not be
conducted on certain event days or during special events. Visit www.IZODCenter.com/tours for more
information.

The two hour guided tour of Giants Stadium includes behind-the-scenes access to luxury suites, the
press box, the video control room, player locker rooms and a chance to walk out onto the field for a
special photo opportunity. All visitors will receive a special commemorative item.

The tour provides a fun experience for all ages. The tour covers the history of the stadium, offers an
inside look at facets of the facility and serves as a commemorative of the wonderful decades of
memories the venue has generated. Over the years the stadium has hosted great musical acts such
as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, unparalleled sporting events including Giants and Jets
football and unprecedented special events including a 1995 Papal Visit by Pope John Paul II. Over 68
million fans have attended the 1,561 events held to date at the stadium.

Please Note: Tours operate on Saturdays only at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 3 PM with the exception of
certain event days. The Tour runs approximately two hours. Tours are offered in English only. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cameras that take
still photos are permitted. Video cameras or recording devices are not permitted. The Tour is
handicapped accessible. Coats, Bags and Strollers must remain with guests, as there are no check or
holding areas. The locker room availability is subject to restrictions. Tour schedule and content are
subject to change without notice.

For more information on the Giants Stadium Tour visit www.IZODCenter.com/tours or call
Meadowlands Sports Complex Event Marketing at 201-460-4355.

FAREWELL TO GIANTS STADIUM is the name given to the year long celebration of Giants
Stadium’s incomparable 33-year history. Fans can re-live the memorable highlights from sports to
music spanning the decades from the first concert to the last football game in January of 2010. All of
the special events taking place during this final year will capture the spirit of the stadium.

Media Contact: Melissa Klein, IZOD Center, 201-460-4382, mklein@njsea.com

Posted by EugeneF 20:02 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

International Owner Seeks Nets

The name Mikhail Prokhorov might not sound familiar to those who call the Meadowlands home, but it looks like he will soon be a household name in the next few years due to him announcing he has a deal in place to purchase 80% of the New Jersey Nets.
Prokhorov a former basketball player himself, is the richest man in Russia and has a net worth of over 1 billion dollars.

An international owner is something the NBA has been seeking for many years as it’s effort continues to spread the brand of the NBA around the globe. There is no better place to start than in the Meadowlands. The buzz around the Sports Complex continues to be the talk of the town in the Meadowlands!!!!

The deal said to be in place will give the Net’s principal owner Bruce Ratner the financial support to start “Atlantic Yards,” a retail and residential developmental project outside of the property taken up the Izod Center.

With the deal still being in the early stages of negotiations, it seems the Meadowlands will be home for the Nets for years to come. With trades being made this past off-season Nets fans have a lot to be excited about as they hope to see the Nets in the playoffs.

NJizod.jpg

Posted by EugeneF 08:44 Archived in USA Tagged round_the_world Comments (0)

Restaurant Week: A Cultural Experience in the Meadowlands

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT!

rw-header.gif

2 Days Left!!! Don’t miss out!

The first week of Epicure: Restaurant Week at the Meadowlands was a great success! Restaurant Week is going on right now for the second week in a row. It is a great opportunity to be able to dive right in to the many different cultures in the Meadowlands for such a low price. There are 25 restaurants that are participating with prix fixe menus for a real cheap price.

Restaurants include:
Tredici 13; Mama Mexico; Grasshopper Also; Hunkar Mediterranean Kebab House; Gabriel’s Grille & Bar; CK’s Steakhouse; Mambo Tea House; New China Inn; Bonefish Grill; Stingers Grill; Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse; Tomaso’s; Morton’s, The Steakhouse; Gaslight; Brass Rail; Trinity; 3Forty Grill; Dolce Novita; and Café Matisse

Don’t forget to “Tweet from you Seat” while at Restaurant Week for a chance to win Giants and Jets tickets! For more information, call (877) 652-8287 or visit http://www.meadowlandslibertycvb.com/restaurantweek.php

Picture_2.png

Posted by EugeneF 18:58 Archived in USA Tagged food Comments (0)

(Entries 6 - 10 of 27) « Page 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 »