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% 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 39 km away.
Pony up a few more dollars for a stay that's about 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 13 km away, is the third most expensive at $425.