With the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles set to face off during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis next month, organizers say more than one million sports fans are expected to make their way to the city in the days leading up to the game.
So how does the NFL ensure everyone stays safe at its largest event? According to Professor Elizabeth VanPatten, Ph.D., who teaches for the Johnson & Wales College of Hospitality Management, as well as the College of Online Education, the game is actually a federal security matter because it qualifies as one of the government’s “mega” events.
“It goes along with the presidential inauguration and the Democratic and Republican national conventions,” said Professor VanPatten, who previously worked for the New England Patriots before joining Johnson & Wales University.
Watch the video below to learn how NFL officials and federal authorities keep fans and players safe during the biggest game of the year: