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'Are You Ready For Some Football?' New Jersey is...

Super Bowl Sunday is kicking off in two days which means security is going to be on high alert. Since the Boston Marathon Bombings, security has increased for major public events.

Counterfeit jerseys and apparel for the Super Bowl have already been seized, and transportation has been restricted to the point where fans must board an NFL-approved shuttle system. It is expected that more than "50,000-80,000 spectators […] will use public transport to get to the stadium." (Yahoo! News) In regards to the security force, thedenverchannel.com article states that, "[o]ne-hundred agencies from both sides of the Hudson and the federal government are working together[.]" NBC News reported officials stating that the stadium,  "[...] has been locked down all week and authorities are scanning all vehicles that go in, a practice that will continue on game day." The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted videos regarding the safety of travel, especially for this weekend (windows media player is recommended to view the file). The State of New Jersey site (regarding the Super Bowl), informs the viewer of traffic, travel, press releases, and other important information. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has a Subcommittee Hearing video titled Lessons Learned from Super Bowl Preparation: Preventing International Human Trafficking at Major Sporting Events.