NFL Experience brings a slice of Super Bowl hype to NYC

CNET | 1/31/2018 | Scott Stein
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We tried.

My family has had a New York Jets season ticket since I was 8 years old. I've been going to live games since the team played in Shea Stadium. I've been to one Super Bowl, and I've driven to the Football Hall of Fame and gone to the Hall of Fame Game. I've been on a stadium sideline.

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Simply put, I've had many memorable NFL experiences. That's why I was intrigued to try out the NFL Experience, the four-floor, 40,000-square-foot entertainment destination in New York's Times Square. I was able to visit shortly before the attraction -- a joint production of the National Football League and Cirque du Soleil (!) -- opened to the public last December.

Spoiler alert: I was underwhelmed by my initial pass. The motion simulator chairs in the movie theater experience seemed amped up to "intimidation" level, and I found the stadium "food court" overpriced and not even up to the level of MetLife Stadium snacks (a low bar). Overall, I would've preferred more interactivity, more league history and more for kids to do.

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On the other hand, maybe the entire experience was soured by the fact that I've been lucky enough to go to actual NFL games, and the Hall of Fame, and a Super Bowl. If you haven't, and want a slice of that type of experience... maybe this is it. It's certainly a lot less expensive than a plane...
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