Massive Super Bowl security presence as fans pack mass transit

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The parking lot at MetLife Stadium has opened for the Super Bowl.

Parking passes cost $150 and vehicles are subject to scans for security reasons.

Football fans can visit the Gameday Fan Plaza, which features music and activities, until the gates open starting at 2 p.m. EST.

State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman says fans will see a large law enforcement presence at the stadium. Grossman says there have been no problems.

New Jersey Transit is gearing up to transport fans to the game.

Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says passengers began arriving at the rail station in Secaucus around 11 a.m. Snyder says there are a lot of colorful people and things are running smoothly.

Officials will check passengers’ bags before they board trains to the stadium.