Part-time landlords flocking to super-bowl-rentalz.com

If you live withing commuting distance of 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, N.J., you might be able to rent your home or apartment out for thousands of dollars a night next month.

That’s because Super Bowl XLVIII is coming to MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2, and the sharing economy means that many football fans now see private digs advertised on sites like HomeAway, Airbnb and Craigslist as being just as, or more, attractive than five-star hotels offering pricey packages.

There’s even a dedicated website, super-bowl-rentalz.com, that’s “far better maintained than the ‘Z’ in its name would suggest,” advertising dozens of properties including a two-bedroom apartment in Hoboken offered at $20,000 for four nights, The Street’s Jason Notte reports.

Even New York Giants rookie safety Cooper Taylor is offering to clear out of his apartment near the Rutherford Transit station for a week, to anyone willing to pay him $9,000 rent, Notte reports.

If it all seems a little hard to believe, consider this: More than 400,000 visitors are expected for the Super Bowl, and there are only about 115,000 hotel rooms in the area. Source: thestreet.com.


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