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NFL, Police Detail Super Bowl Security, Including 4,000 Police Officers At Stadium
Published January 16, 2014
I'LL TAKE MANHATTAN: In N.Y., Ken Belson writes the challenges surrounding the Super Bowl this year "will extend far beyond" the game site "to the heart of Manhattan, where the NFL will turn a stretch of Broadway into Super Bowl Boulevard." Those 13 blocks, from Times Square to Herald Square, "will become an open-air football festival that one FBI official called a 'street fair on steroids.'" NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau Chief James Waters said that because Broadway "would be closed during most of the day, delivery trucks should arrive between midnight and 11 a.m. and use hand carts while the Boulevard was open." Vendors at Super Bowl Boulevard also will "have to be screened, and police departments in other cities will be contacted to see if any particularly rowdy fans have traveled to the New York area." The mix of locations "across multiple jurisdictions, and across state lines, is one reason the NFL is working with more than 100 law enforcement agencies to protect the weeklong extravaganza." Miller said compared with other Super Bowls, "There are things that are more complex than we’ve been looking at." He added, "There are a number of private events, NFL events, and we look how they fit together. It’s all a bunch of dominoes, and when you move one thing, it affects others" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/16).