Met Life Stadium will fill with fans, security for Super Bowl

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February 1, 2014, 7:57 pm
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(NECN/NBC News: Sarah Dallof) - Sunday, the Seahawks and Broncos will face off in the first ever cold weather open air stadium Super Bowl.

Met Life Stadium will be filled with fans and extensive security.

It's a Super Bowl so big, the celebrations stretch over two states. New York City rolled out the red carpet in the form of Super Bowl Boulevard - a 13-block stretch of Times Square dedicated to all things football.

Even officials have found the time to get in on the fun.

The city is home to one of the priciest tailgate parties ever. Watching the game at the "Old Homestead Steakhouse" costs $150,000 and includes Kobe steaks and top-shelf alcohol for you and 20 of your closest friends.

In New Jersey, Met Life Stadium awaits the arrival of 80,000 screaming fans as final security preps are wrapped up.

Customs and border protection has a fleet of aircraft ready to patrol the no-fly zone above the stadium.

On the ground, fans will go through what's being described as a "soft security screening" similar to the process at the airport.

Leave your purses at home - nothing larger than a clutch is allowed through the gates, including fanny packs.

And ticket holders are being asked to report suspicious behavior - an extra 80,000 pairs of eyes, looking for potential threats.

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