- The Super Bowl has always presented itself as a potential target for trouble
- But authorities believe this will be one of the safest sporting events in the USA
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With the biggest sporting event in the United States set to head to Las Vegas for the first time ever, authorities in Nevada are encouraging citizens to be vigilant in the run up to Super Bowl LVIII.
The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada put out a tweet encouraging fans to be proactive and on the lookout for anything that might spell danger.
‘Whether you’re cheering at the stadium or a watch party, keep an eye out for suspicious activity,’ the tweet read.
‘If you see something suspicious, report it to local authorities.’
It’s just one part of a much bigger effort to make sure that Super Bowl LVIII is one of the safest sporting events in history as local, state, and federal law enforcement are on hand to make sure the game goes off without a hitch.
The US Attorneys Office for Nevada advised fans at the Super Bowl to stay alert and vigilant
Authorities advise fans to be on the lookout and tell law enforcement if they suspect anything
Security officials believe that this Super Bowl will be one of the safest sporting events yet
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that it’s a priority for his department to ensure the ‘65,000 people attending Super Bowl LVIII and the millions of people gathering together and enjoying the game across the country’ are doing so safely.
Mayorkas added that officials have not ‘identified specific or credible threats’ towards the game or the city of Las Vegas.
While the Super Bowl has always presented itself as a top risk to be a potential target for America’s enemies, Clark County sheriff Kevin McMahill says security officials are ‘well-prepared’ and have been organizing themselves for a while now.
‘I would feel comfortable bringing my family to the game,’ Gil Fried, a sports facility management specialist and professor at the University of West Florida told USA Today.
‘That’s probably the gold standard. Most of the time, I would not feel comfortable taking my family or young kids, grandkids, to an NFL game.’