U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano joined NFL security director Milt Ahlerich and local Dallas law enforcement officials on Monday to detail the plans to safeguard the Super Bowl. And Ahlerich pleaded for cooperation and patience from the tens of thousands of attendants at Sunday’s game.
Of course the only way to make a dent in the improvement is to use screening like is done at an airport. Besides the screening, fans will be limited to what they can carry into the stadium. According to the information, available, only small items will be allowed in. This prohibition includes cameras and binoculars over 6 inches. Also noted was that the league will not hold any of these items for the uninformed fans.
Of course, it is recommended to arrive early to get in. The local and federal law enforcement agencies have been working with the NFL to protect the event. Even the air space around the stadium will be controlled. Not only will the air space around the event be controlled but there are reports that there will be an increased air marshal presents in and out of Dallas airport. This heightened sense of security is being considered a level one national security event. There is a campaign being promoted that advises fans to say something if they see something.
Recently there was a report of an suspicious object located near the stadium. It turned out to be trash. In reference to this finding, the Arlinton, Texas police chief said he wants the public to continue reporting anything unusual and not be concerned if it turns out to be a false alarm. This shows the true diligence and seriousness that is embraced during these types of event that call for such an elevated sense of security.