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What type of certification is required to participate in Business Connect?
MBE/WBE Certification as a for profit business, regardless of size, located in the New York City Metropolitan area or Northern NJ (Bergen, Hudson, Essex Counties). The business must be owned, operated and controlled by minority or women group members. "Ownership" by minority or women means the business is at least 51% owned by such a group or individual. Additionally, the minority or women group members or individuals must control management and daily business operations.
What is the eligibility criteria for the program?
Businesses must: be established in the local region, be owned and operated by a woman or a minority, and provide one or more of the products and services listed within this site.
How much Super Bowl-related business should a successfully registered business expect?
Not every business will be contacted or receive a contract. Many factors contribute to this; number of participants, number of available contracts per year, etc. There are no set-asides for this program. Businesses will compete for contracts.
Are there other benefits for registered businesses participating in Business Connect?
The NFL and Super Bowl Host Committee seek to provide access to MWBE's in the community to Super Bowl related procurement. In addition, education, networking and positioning local businesses to better compete in the event industry is part of the benefit.
Are there any programs open to non-women or minority owned businesses?
While Business Connect is aimed at MWBE's, the Host Committee also engages with regional small businesses through community relations and charity legacy programs. In addition, the NFL's Playbook Workshop and Leadership Forum are available to small businesses.
What types of products/services are typically procured?
Please see page 10 of the Participant Guidebook for the listing of potential Super Bowl related products and services categories: http://nynjsuperbowl.com/participant-guidebook
How many different product categories may be selected for each registered business?
Up to three.
Once the application is completed, what are the next steps?
Upon completion of the registration period. an on-line database of registered businesses will be made available on www.nynjsuperbowl.com.
When does the bid process begin?
The bid process can begin as early as June 2013 and continue up until the Super Bowl. Peak bidding activity takes place in Summer/Fall 2013.
Who are the puchasing entities involved?
NFL Direct (League, NFL Network, NFL Films), NFL Contractors (Party Planners West, SAFE Management, Game Day, etc.), Host Committee (Host Committee Sub-Contractors), NFL Affiliates (NFLPA, NFL Alumni, Media Outlets) and Corporate Sponsors or Partners.
Can registered businesses use NFL or Super Bowl related logos or marks?
Neither successful registration nor the obtaining of a contract through Business Connect gives the participant the right to use any NFL, Super Bowl or Super Bowl Host Committee logos or marks for any purpose unless the Host Committee and the NFL have specifically approved or granted that right.
How do I contact Business Connect?
Please email email@example.com
Where do I stay? How do I find a hotel?
There will be plenty of hotels for all visitors. Check out our Accommodations page in our NY/NJ Guide for more ideas: Accommodations
What is the easiest way to get around the region?
There are many options for transportation throughout New York and New Jersey, including public transportation and accommodations for personal vehicles. Check out the Getting Around the Region section in our NY/NJ Guide/
What is there to do locally? What attractions are there?
Throughout the New Jersey and New York region, there are tons of activities for all ages and personalities. Check out the Enjoying the Region section in our NY/NJ Guide, your key to unlocking all the local excitement our region has to offer.
Will volunteers work inside the stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII?
On game day, the Host Committee will not require any volunteer support inside MetLife stadium.
Is there an age requirement?
All volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age as of November 1st, 2013.
Do volunteers need to attend training?
All volunteers are required to attend at least one training session specific to their volunteer activity.
What will Super Bowl XLVIII volunteers do?
Volunteers will work as greeters at airport terminals, train stations, and other transportation sites, provide information at hotels and tourist locations, and assist with NFL events and other special events.
How many shifts do volunteers have to work?
Volunteers must be available to work a minimum of 2 shifts (3-4 hours each) for the volunteer assignment they choose.
More detail on volunteer activities will be available soon.
Will volunteers receive tickets to the Super Bowl?
Volunteers will not receive tickets to the Super Bowl.
Can I decide what kind of volunteer work to do?
There will be many options for volunteers with different skills and interests. You will have an opportunity to request certain roles and responsibilities.
How many volunteers will be needed during Super Bowl XLVIII?
Over 15,000 volunteers will assist around New York and New Jersey.
How do I sign up to become a volunteer?
Click here to visit our volunteer page and sign up to become a volunteer.
What does the Super Bowl Host Committee do?
We raise money to fulfill obligations set forth in the legal bid document with the NFL, the teams, hotels and other related entities. Our goal is to ensure a great Super Bowl experience for all involved.
What kind of organization is the Super Bowl Host Committee?
The Super Bowl Host Committee is run by NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company, Inc., a Section 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation.
I’m a member of the media and I would like more information. Whom do I contact?
Please send any media requests or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whom do I contact to obtain permission to use the Super Bowl Host Committee logo?
The Super Bowl Host Committee logo may not be used without express written permission. It is the property of the NFL. Please contact Amy Aronoff Blumkin at email@example.com to request permission to use the logo.
How can I send the Host Committee my ideas for new products, services or promotions?
How do I apply for a full-time or part-time position with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company?
At this time, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company is fully staffed. In the future, should we have available positions we will post them accordingly. However, if you are interested in being a volunteer for the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, we are looking for interested and motivated individuals in order to have the biggest and most hospitable volunteer force in Super Bowl History. Click here for more information on the volunteer program and how to sign up.
How do I apply for an internship with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company?
At this time, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company is no longer seeking interns for the upcoming semester. We encourage you to check back in case anything should change and we will post future available positions accordingly. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, we are looking for interested and motivated individuals in order to have the biggest and most hospitable volunteer force in Super Bowl history. Click here for more information on the volunteer program and how to sign up.
How can I buy tickets for Super Bowl XLVIII?
The NFL controls all ticketing for Super Bowl XLVIII and demand is expected to be very high. The greatest number of tickets will be made available to the teams participating in the game, as well as sponsors, broadcasters and other business partners.
Check out the NFL's FAQ page for more information on tickets for the general public: http://www.nfl.com/help/faq
Are Suites available?
A limited number of Suites are available through the Super Bowl Host Committee. For more information, please contact Mark Gennarelli, Director of Sales, at 201-878-4743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I get tickets for MetLife Stadium events, Jets games and Giants games?
Tickets for events at MetLife Stadium and Giants and Jets games are sold directly through those organizations.
How do I get to the game?
Final decisions have yet to be made regarding the transportation to the stadium for the game. However, we will be encouraging the use of public transportation methods wherever available. Stay tuned for more information about getting in and around MetLife Stadium.
What kind of security precautions will be taken at MetLife Stadium?
We take your safety seriously! The Super Bowl warrants the highest level of security classification for public events and as such dictates that all security efforts will be headed up by Homeland Security. Additional security is provided by the FBI, state and local officials. NYPD and the NJSP are already working together to coordinate their efforts across the region. Volunteers during the weeks surrounding and during the game period will need to submit to a background check.
Will it snow? What happens if it snows on game day?
We’re excited to host the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. In case of inclement weather, snow and ice removal are of the highest concern. An intricate and involved plan will be in place for snow and ice removal. Check this site as game day nears for more detailed weather and transportation updates so you can ensure your trip to the game is as smooth as possible, no matter the weather.
What events are planned for Super Bowl XLVIII?
The schedule of events hosted by the Super Bowl Host Committee is still being finalized. The official calendar will be posted soon, click here to visit our events page and sign up for email updates.
Where will events take place?
All events will take place in New Jersey and the New York metro region.
Who can attend Super Bowl Host Committee events?
Events are open to everyone, including those who do not have tickets to the Super Bowl.
How can businesses get involved and benefit from event attendance?
The Super Bowl Host Committee is making an effort to showcase local, women, and minority owned small businesses. To learn more about opportunities for your business in association with Super Bowl Host Committee events, click here.
How will the events benefit the community at large?
Super Bowl Host Committee events, as well as the Super Bowl game, will showcase the region as an ideal location for hosting a world-class event. We expect nearly $550 million in positive regional economic impact, creating many temporary jobs and greatly benefiting local businesses.