Officials on high-alert for terrorism at the Super Bowl LVI
Terrorists and lone offenders are attracted to target high-profile special events like the Super Bowl, and officials securing the area don’t see any threat
Mass gatherings can sometimes be an attractive option for terrorists and lone offenders targeting mass attacks.
Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, which will be filled with NFL fans and significant media attention, law enforcement is on high alert to make sure the big event is as safe as possible.
Several federal, state and local agencies contributed to a joint threat assessment and have found “no information to indicate a specific, credible threat to or associated with" Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in California.
On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured that there is no specific, credible threat to Sunday’s event.
SoFi Stadium is a massive campus to be fully secured
Cathy Lanier, NFL chief security officer, said that the SoFi campus is just a massive campus that requires more safety and security measures. “Of all the Super Bowls that I've worked, the biggest challenge here, really, is just the enormity of this event, and that goes along with the enormity of the stadium and the stadium campus," she said.
‘No Drone Zone’
The other good news is that the Federal Aviation Administration designated the L.A. area as a "No Drone Zone" for the Super Bowl since drones can disrupt security operations and law enforcement.
What that means is that on February 13, no drones are allowed within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET.