Super Bowl festivities kick-off in NJ
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:40:25 GMT —
The countdown is on for Super Bowl XLVIII as fans in New Jersey got into the spirit of the big game on the Hoboken waterfront.
Crews braved the snow and frigid temperatures as they worked on the sculpture throughout the past week. On Tuesday, former NFL stars Amani Toomer and Bart Scott helped unveil a 16-foot sculpture of the Super Bowl Roman numerals on display at Pier A Park in Hoboken. The illuminated sculpture was designed by architect John Nastasi and highlights the foreground of the Manhattan skyline.
The unveiling marks a week full of scheduled events at Pier A Park, which will be known as the â??Hoboken Huddleâ?? in the week leading up to Sundayâ??s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford.
Three lanes of curling have also been built at the Hoboken Huddle. The lanes are free and open to the public, and are meant to coincide with the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The Denver Broncos are scheduled to square-off against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Super Bowl XLVIII.