Thousands of Security Guards to Protect Super Bowl

More than 80,000 football fans are expected to attend the New York region’s first Super Bowl on Sunday, and more than 3,000 security guards, 700 cops and hundreds of high-tech gadgets will be on guard. Armies of human and technological watchdogs will also keep eyes and lenses on the scores of people who will descend on the city to enjoy other festivities associated with the top sports event -- making it the biggest and most-expensive security net in the 48-year history of the game. The Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will be guarded with a 2.5 mile chain-link perimeter fence and cameras. However, officials say most of their precautions will be invisible to the fans and and that the weather will be the bigger distraction.

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