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Super Bowl 2014: Where To Stay If You're Travelling To The MetLife Stadium

01/20/2014 02:12 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST
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In this photograph taken with a fisheye lens, the NFL logo at midfield of MetLife Stadium is illuminated by lights on television reporters' videocameras as members of the media are given a tour under a tarp used by crews to keep the turf dry ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Among other preparations, crews are setting up a perimeter 300 feet from the entrances to the stadium as a security measure. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Relaxnews) - Football fans on a budget looking to attend the most popular US sporting event of the year may want to consider booking a hotel in the Bronx, Parsippany and Jersey City, where rooms are the most affordable.

That’s according to the number crunching of TripAdvisor, which found that travellers willing to lodge farther from the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey-- host of the 48th annual Super Bowl next month -- can save up to 40 percent on overall travel costs.

At $205 a night, TripAdvisor’s TripIndex for the “Big Game” estimates that the most affordable destination for Super Bowl attendees is the Bronx, at $205 a night. That includes a one-night hotel stay, public transit to and from the game, an order of chicken wings and two bottles of beer.

Following the Bronx, Parsippany in New Jersey is the second cheapest destination for Super Bowl attendees at $253, but also the farthest from the stadium at 24 miles away (39 km).

Pony up a few more dollars for a stay that’s about 10 miles (16 km) away from the stadium in Jersey City, the third most affordable destination at $296.

Overall, if you’re still considering a Super Bowl weekend in the greater New York City metro area February 1 to 2, TripAdvisor says you should expect to cough up an average of $356 a day.

If money is no object when it comes to catching the action, figure about $483 a night for a stay in Secaucus, New Jersey, the most closest and most expensive destination.

A one-night’s stay in Manhattan is the second most expensive, at $457, while North Bergan, which lies just eight miles (13 km) away, is the third most expensive at $425.

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