The NFC Championship game will kick on Sunday evening when the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers meet for the second time this season. If any fans from New York made the trek to Candlestick Park, it seems they shouldn't have to worry about cheering loud and proud for the Giants.
That isn't always the case at the 49ers' home stadium, apparently, but security has been elevated for this weekend's game.
Undercover police will be dressed in Giants' garb and on the lookout for nasty fans. Giants ticketholders will be handed a card as they enter Candlestick Park with details on how to contact police if they feel threatened. And more security cameras and undercover police officers will be in place to identify abusive fans.
The amped-up security apparently comes on the heels of quite a few angry fans that took in last week's divisional game between the 49ers and visiting New Orleans Saints. The 49ers issued a statement apologizing for that, but the advanced security is obviously going to help as well.
"I apologize for any rudeness that may have happened," San Francisco 49ers president and CEO Jed York said. "I think you saw 49ers fans who were very excited about hosting a playoff game for the first time in a long time."
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