Politico reports that the politician has had it up to here with people who think the venue for the big game, MetLife Stadium, is located in New York. The correct location for the facility, which hosts New York Giants and New York Jets games, is East Rutherford, N.J.
“I passed ‘miffed’ a while ago. I mean, this is ridiculous,” Booker expressed to hosts on “Good Day New York” Monday in regards to his frustration over the mistaken location for MetLife Stadium. “I watched the Pro Bowl last night, and so frustrating, every time they talk about the Super Bowl, ‘we’ll see you in New York.’ Well they’re not playing in New York, they’re playing in New Jersey.”
Booker is calling out those who don’t understand the effort it took on the part of both states, New York and New Jersey, to host the games.
“It’s about time people start to recognize the integral part that New Jersey is playing in the Super Bowl,” Booker said. “Now look, I think it is a joint event. Even when we applied for the Olympics, remember that? There were venues in both states. We’re a united economy in this area, but we’re not getting, we’re getting the short shrift when it comes to what’s going on.
“The game is in New Jersey. Teams are staying in New Jersey. Who’s providing the security and protection? New Jersey,” he added.
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