NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Super Bowl weekend is here and that means thousands of more visitors are making their way into the Tri-State area for the big game.
Whether you are in New York or New Jersey, going to the game or not, there are road closures, mass transit changes and tighter security that is likely to affect you.
Federal and local authorities have heightened security, even though there have been no specific terror threats against the Super Bowl.
Trains, buses and cars taking fans from New York and parts of New Jersey to the stadium and back again “are going to be scanned, they’re going to be checked, they’re going to be swept,” said Col. Rick Fuentes, head of the New Jersey State Police.
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Roughly 80,000 fans are expected to pack MetLife Stadium on game day.
Most fans will be relying on mass transit to get there. Officials have issued only 12,000 parking passes and taxi’s wont be allowed near the stadium.
The Transportation Security Administration will be screening all bags for explosives at the Secaucus Junction Station before passengers are permitted on trains for MetLife Stadium.
“Dress warm, bring the ticket and do travel light. Do not bring packages,” NJ TRANSIT Chief of Police Christopher Trucillo said.