The NFL announced heightened security measures for Sunday's big game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Federal and state law enforcement resources and the U.S. military will support area law enforcement, fire, emergency management and public health entities. In addition, private security companies hired by the NFL will contribute to the high level of security applied to the Super Bowl.
Temporary flight restrictions will be in place on Super Bowl Sunday that will prohibit private aircraft from operating in a large radius around the sports complex. No blimps or other aircraft will be allowed to circle the premises.
Security screening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be significantly heightened for the Super Bowl. The National Football League strongly recommends that spectators minimize the number and size of all items carried into the stadium.
Items carried by spectators will be carefully inspected. Everyone entering the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday will be subject to security screenings, including metal detectors, pat-downs, and other special security checks. Spectators choosing not to consent to the NFL's security requirements will be refused admission.