Super Bowl Security Tightens
Super Bowl Security Tightens

With more than 80,000 football fans expected to attend the NY/NJ Metro Area’s first Super Bowl this Sunday amid freezing temperatures, more than 3,000 security guards, 700 cops and hundreds of high-tech gadgets are there to help maintain their security.

Similar armies of human and technological watchdogs will keep eyes and lenses trained on the tens of thousands of other people who will descend on the city to enjoy other festivities associated with America’s top sports event – making it the biggest and most-expensive security net in the 48-year history of the game.

The $1.6 billion Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where the game will be played, will be the most tightly guarded venue – with a 2.5 mile chain-link perimeter fence and cameras trained on every section and corridor inside. But multiple game-related events planned New York and New Jersey add several degrees of difficulty to the job of keeping fans and participants safe, security experts say.

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