Super Bowl XLVIII will be a big game of firsts.
It’ll be the first Super Bowl held in an open-air stadium in cold weather, and feature the first national anthem to be sung by an opera singer.
Reverence will transform into revelry by halftime, with performances from Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
More than 80,000 football fans are expected to brave temperatures to attend the New York region’s first Super Bowl on Sunday, and more than 3,000 security guards, 700 cops and hundreds of high-tech gadgets will be on hand to greet them.
The $1.6 billion Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where the game will be played, will be the most tightly guarded venue – with a 2.5 mile chain-link perimeter fence and cameras trained on every section and corridor inside.
It will be around 40 degrees at game timalthough it could feel as cold as 20 because of wind chill. There is a “slight chance of rain,” according to the National Weather Service.