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Super Bowl 2014: Centenary College Class Running Stadium Food Stand for Class Project

By: Kelly Heyboer/The Star Ledger
01/30/2014, 11:48 AM

East Rutherford — Sixteen Centenary College students will be attending the Super Bowl this Sunday — for a class project.

The students and their professor will be managing one of the dozens of concession stands at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford during the game, school officials said today. It will be familiar territory for the students, who each worked two games at the stadium during the football season for their event management course at the private college in Hackettstown.

During the Super Bowl, the 16 students will be manning one stand and overseeing inventory, cooking, sales and the collection of cash. More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the game.

“This opportunity will allow all of us to adapt to change,” said Thomas Rayfield, one of the Centenary students. “We will all be required to think on our feet.”

The class is lead by David Perricone, an assistant professor of sports management, who requires students to manage events and shadow professionals in the sports management field as part of his classes.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the students will leave for the stadium at 6 a.m. and don't expect to get home until 2 a.m. the next morning.

During the regular season, the group worked concession stand 129 on the main level of MetLife Stadium, campus officials said. They will learn later this week which stand they will be assigned to during the Super Bowl.

The students will be paid a stipend for their work on the concession stand during the Super Bowl and during the football season, school officials said. During the season, the group earned a total of about $8,000. At the Super Bowl, the group expects to earn an additional $1,500, plus a commission on what they sell.

 

 

 

 

 

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