EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to MetLife Stadium on game day.
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, top law enforcement agencies were expressing confidence, and said they have the experience to back it up.
The officials outlined the measures at a briefing Wednesday at the Meadowlands.
From the parking lot of the venue, One World Trade Center is discernible in the distance – reminding the team responsible for Super Bowl security.
“In the shadow of the World Trade Center, how important this event is to keep people safe in our region,” said NJ TRANSIT Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.
The estimated 85,000 fans arriving at the game by mass transit on Feb. 2 will encounter a security perimeter extending 300 feet from entrances to the stadium. They’ll be funneled into temporary pavilions for airport-style screening.