NEW YORK (AP) New York City is co-hosting the Super Bowl this weekend but its mayor will not be in attendance.
Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) will not travel across the Hudson River to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday for a game that will be broadcast to a television audience expected to top 100 million people.
De Blasio said Thursday that he has ”decided to watch the game on TV, just like the vast majority of New Yorkers.”
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De Blasio says he will watch with his teenage son. The decision not to buy tickets to the high-priced event and to publicly say so is in line with the image de Blasio crafted during his campaign of a middle-class family man focused on fixing the city’s widening income inequality.