In Light of Paris Attacks, Authorities Have ‘Full Confidence’ in Super Bowl 50 Security Plan

Super Bowl 50 will take place in Santa Clara, Calif., in February. The event is expected to attract more than a million people to the region.

Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris have authorities in the United States ramping up security measures at large public gatherings.

Few, if any, public gatherings rival the size and commotion of the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 50 will take place in Santa Clara, Calif., in February. The event is expected to bring in more than a million people to and around Levi’s Stadium for the game and the week leading up to it, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The size and magnitude of what could be the most publicized sporting event in U.S. history could be a target for terrorists.

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“The safety of our fans, stadium personnel and teams at all NFL games is our priority, and security at our games is robust,” the National Football League said in a statement on Saturday. “Our procedures have been certified and designated by the Department of Homeland Security since 2008 as effective anti-terrorism technology.”

The NFL’s statement also said the Department of Homeland Security and FBI say “there are no known threats against NFL stadiums.”

Security preparations for a possible attack on Super Bowl 50 have been in the works for the past two years, according to authorities.

“We have full confidence in the security plan we’ve worked on with Homeland Security, the NFL and all of our partners,” Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews said on Saturday.

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