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Despite traffic, Newark handles media day

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After serving as the site for the NBA and NHL drafts, a Stanley Cup final and numerous concerts, Newark had no problem dealing with handling a media horde covering the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.

There were some traffic delays and a late train on the way to the Prudential Center. It wasn’t much though for New Jersey’s largest city to worry about.

The 50 or so buses carrying the media got there on time with reporters and broadcasters seeing a promotional film about Newark to go along with a cup of coffee and breakfast bun.

The Broncos and Seahawks got surprises, too. They were greeted by 50 public school students and Mayor Luis Quintana.

Notable among the absentees was embattled New Jersey Gov . Chris Christie.