EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The layers of security to get into MetLife Stadium for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII was heavier than any in the past.
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Driving in, cars first stopped to get checked by police K9s, then the next stop everyone in the vehicle had to show their pass or ticket.
After parking, the entry to the media area required went through another series of checks. First every bag again was checked by K9s, then each person was frisked and then walked through a metal detector.
MetLife Stadium is 12 miles from New York City, but if you're a fan trying to get there it's a world away. There is not public parking or tailgating at the stadium, so all the fans are using the mass transit systems around the New York/New Jersey area.
Fans were able to get into the stadium at 2 p.m., which is 4-and-a-half hours before the kickoff.
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