Super Bowl 2012: 'Unprecedented' Security In Indianapolis For Big Game

When the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, they'll be doing so surrounded by what's being called "unprecedented" security by government officials.

While U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said that there have been no legitimate terrorist threats surrounding the Super Bowl. However, they are not taking any chances and are working vigilantly with local authorities to ensure safety and be prepared for anything (via Indy Star).

The federal government's ring of security includes 35 agencies and extends from the airport to Lucas Oil Stadium, the secretary said.

Air marshals, canines sniffing for explosives, and inspectors scouring delivery trucks at the stadium are part of the security force, she said.

As for what you can bring into Lucas Oil Stadium with you if you're going to the game, well, not much. Camera cases, binocular cases, camcorders, umbrellas, strollers, backpacks, bottles, coolers, cans, banners and noise makers are all banned from the game. Fans will also be subject to metal detector searches and pat downs.

For the latest Super Bowl updates, be sure to follow this StoryStream. Also be sure to check out Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and Giants blog Big Blue View.

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