Boston City Officials Discuss Super Bowl Security - NECN

Boston City Officials Discuss Super Bowl Security

Around the third quarter of the game, which will be at about 9 p.m., roads will be shut down in preparation for a celebration.

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    Boston Police Prepare for Super Bowl

    Although the Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl in Atlanta, police in Boston are ready for the big game. (Published Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019)

    Although the Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl in Atlanta, police in Boston are ready for the big game. And at this point, with three Super Bowls in a row and the World Series in the fall, police have it down to a science.

    "We have a full call up for the Boston Police Department. All of our districts will be covered. All of the areas of Boston will be covered," Commissioner William Gross.

    The Boston Police Special Event signs are up around Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. Around the third quarter of the game, which will be at about 9 p.m., roads will be shut down in preparation for a celebration.

    There will be parking restrictions in parts of Brighton and at Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station.

    "Use public transportation or any means that includes you not driving after you've been drinking or smoking," Gross said.

    And on that note, Gross says there should be no drinking or smoking marijuana in public.

    It was only 98 days ago we celebrated a championship in Boston.

    "During the Red Sox celebration, we had an incident of a young man climbing up a pole and punching a light. I have no idea what type of celebration that is, but that will not be tolerated or acceptable," Mayor Marty Walsh said.

    It's a Super Bowl moment the city has been through before, and Walsh says, win or lose, act like it.

    "What we need most is cooperation from the public," he said.

    Walsh and Gross say to keep an eye on each other tonight.

    All road closures will end at 1 a.m. Monday.