NFL to review bombing in NJ Super Bowl plans - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

NFL to review bombing in NJ Super Bowl plans

Posted: Updated:

By TOM CANAVAN

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The NFL plans to take what investigators learn in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and incorporate it into its security plans for the cold-weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.

The league said Tuesday that it has raised its security levels for all its games and events since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. For the past two years, it been working closely with federal, state and municipal agencies developing a comprehensive security plan for the Super Bowl, which will be played in the shadow of New York City.

"We do not comment on specifics of these programs but continue to review and evolve our plans to ensure the safety of everyone attending the Super Bowl," the league said in a statement.

The Department of Homeland Security has designated the Super Bowl as a Level One National Security Event for the past decade. More than 50 federal, state and municipal law enforcement, public safety, and emergency management agencies are expected to contribute to the effort, including state police in New York and New Jersey.

There also is an annual force of 4,000 private security and crowd management personnel, and a staff of private security experts.

Since Sept. 11, everyone entering the stadium has been subject to security screenings, including metal detectors, pat-downs, and other special security checks. Only people with tickets or credentials are allowed within the 300-foot security perimeter around the stadium.

The Federal Aviation Administration also institutes temporary flight restrictions to prohibit private aircraft from operating in a large radius around the sports complex on the day of the Super Bowl. No blimps or other aircraft are allowed to circle the premises.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

    NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:34:45 GMT
    More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf.
    More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf.
  • Thousands come out for Blake Shelton's free beach show in Atlantic City

    Thousands come out for Blake Shelton's free beach show in Atlantic City

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:29:15 GMT
    Country music star and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton played a free concert on the beach in Atlantic City in front of more than 60,000 fans Thursday night, promoters said. He performed on a stage build on the beach near The Pier at Caesars. Fans that couldn't get into the beach area could hear and watch from the Boardwalk and from boats moored in the water nearby.
    Country music star and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton played a free concert on the beach in Atlantic City in front of more than 60,000 fans Thursday night, promoters said. He performed on a stage build on the beach near The Pier at Caesars. Fans that couldn't get into the beach area could hear and watch from the Boardwalk and from boats moored in the water nearby.
  • Home owned by Trump holdout sells at auction

    Home owned by Trump holdout sells at auction

    She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
    An Atlantic City-area real estate figure has bought at auction a property that earned its owner near-folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers...
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices