Win a Trip to Boston if Giants Take the Super Bowl, Bloomberg Says
CITY HALL — What's sweeter than slapping down the Patriots in the big game? Going to Boston to gloat about it.
A lucky New Yorker could win a lavish trip to Beantown if Giants beat New England in the Super Bowl this Sunday, thanks to a friendly wager plunked down between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino.
The victory lap for the winner and three friends or family members includes an all-expenses paid two-day “Super Tour” of Boston's top cultural and culinary spots if the Giants pull off their second Super Bowl win against the Pats in four years.
The lucky group will score four roundtrip tickets on JetBlue, a two-night stay at the Ritz, a VIP tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain and box seats at a Bruins or Celtics game at the TD Garden.
The winners will also be wined and dined, with a meal at the Legal Seafoods Harborside and Top of the Hub, tickets to a performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center, a behind-the-scenes-tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, a Duck Tour ride and a VIP tour of the personal diaries of John Adams at the Boston Public Library.
"New York sports teams have a history of cleaning up when they go to Boston — and now our fans will have a chance to do the same," said Bloomberg said in a statement announcing the deal.
"Any New Yorker not too tired from salsa dancing Sunday night will be able to enter an online lottery for the chance to win," he said, referring to star Giants' wide receiver Victor Cruz's touchdown dance.
In the unlikely event of a Patriots win, a Boston family or group of friends will be treated to a similar tour of the Big Apple, with four round-trip tickets courtesy of Delta, a two-night stay at the Grand Hyatt, a VIP tour of the new American wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a VIP tour of the Brooklyn Brewery.
The winners will also be treated to dinner at the Russian Tea Room, get club seats at a Rangers or Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, ride with the captain on cruises to Liberty and Ellis Islands with a VIP tour of the Statue of Liberty’s crown, and score tickets to the Phantom of the Opera, which will be celebrating its 10,000th performance after the Super Bowl.
Winners will also get to pose for a photo with the loser city’s mayor.
The Giants are set to face the New England Patriots once again this Sunday in Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLVI. Big Blue ended the Pats' undefeated season with a dramatic Super Bowl win in 2008.
Bloomberg, who will be at the game, is also encouraging all New Yorkers to wear blue this Friday in celebration of Big Blue.
Winners for the competition will be chosen through an online lottery at nyc.gov, the terms of which will be announced after the game. Those who are interested will be able to enter the competition after the game.