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Super Bowl XLVI Security and Game Day Procedures

February 1, 2012 Leave a comment
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. staff photo.

By Dianna Boyce
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

INDIANAPOLIS – Security screening at Lucas Oil Stadium will be significantly heightened for the Super Bowl. The National Football League strongly recommends that spectators minimize the number and size of all items carried into the stadium.

Items carried by spectators will be carefully inspected. Everyone entering the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday will be subject to security screenings, including metal detectors, pat-downs, and other special security checks. Spectators choosing not to consent to the NFL’s security requirements will be refused admission.

Certain items may not be brought into the stadium.  Small bags, subject to check, will be permitted but binocular and camera cases, among other items, will not be allowed.  Spectators are urged to carry nothing larger than a small purse or bag.  The NFL and Lucas Oil Stadium will not hold prohibited or excluded items for spectators (see attached for list of prohibited items).

Federal and state law enforcement resources and the U.S. military support area law enforcement, fire, emergency management and public health entities.  In addition, private security companies hired by the NFL also contribute to the high level of security applied to the Super Bowl.

Temporary flight restrictions will be in place on Super Bowl Sunday that will prohibit private aircraft from operating in a large radius around the sports complex.  No blimps or other aircraft will be allowed to circle the premises.


Traffic flow, parking and stadium entry will be much different for the Super Bowl than during the regular season at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Stadium gates open at 2 p.m. (ET).  Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays and expedite entrance for everyone. In-stadium festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. (ET) with kickoff at approximately 6:30 p.m. (ET).

Only people with tickets or credentials will be allowed within the security perimeter around Lucas Oil Stadium. Everyone entering the stadium, including children, must have a ticket for the game. The largest and most convenient checkpoint for entering the stadium is to the north inside the Indiana Convention Center with entry to the ICC near the intersection of Maryland and Capitol Street or Georgia and Capitol Street. Additional spectator checkpoints are located to the east and south.

Fans can go through any of the screening points on the security perimeter and then proceed to the gate marked on their tickets.  Fans will not be able to re-enter the secured perimeter once they leave.

Wheelchair attendees and their companions must have tickets designated “wheelchair.”


NFL teams implemented a fan code of conduct policy in 2008. The code of conduct will be enforced during the Super Bowl. The NFL is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all fans. As such, guests are required to refrain from the following:

• Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature

• Intoxication or other signs of alcohol impairment that results in irresponsible behavior

• Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures

• Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects on the field)

• Failing to follow instruction of stadium personnel

• Verbal or physical harassment of opposing team fans


Guests who are subjected to unruly fans, or witness violations of the Fan Code of Conduct, can quickly receive assistance by calling a special telephone number or sending a text to anonymously report fan conduct violations. These phone and text lines will be visibly posted in the stadium during the game. Fans also may visit one of the Guest Services/Information Booths at any point during the Super Bowl. NFL guest services staff will be on standby ready to assist.



The following list is a guide only.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Camcorders
  • Umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Beach balls
  • Frisbees
  • Poles, Sticks
  • Laser lights and pointers
  • Containers of any type
  • Coolers of any size
  • Backpacks
  • Bottles
  • Cans, hairspray
  • Camera cases and binocular cases/tripods
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Banners
  • Noisemakers, Horns

Cameras and Binoculars – Small cameras and binoculars will be allowed.  Camera cases and binocular cases are prohibited.  No spectator cameras with lenses longer than six inches will be permitted.  Camcorders are prohibited.

Electronic Devices – Spectators are strongly urged not to bring electronic devices into the stadium.  Any electronic device will be thoroughly inspected, causing delays for the spectator with the device.  Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, camcorders, televisions, radios, and computer tablets.

Prohibited items and items determined inappropriate for entry into the stadium will be the responsibility of the ticket holder and cannot be accepted or checked by the NFL or Lucas Oil Stadium.  All spectators are urged to secure these items in vehicles or hotel rooms.

Super Bowl Village Events for Feb. 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 Leave a comment
NFL Shop at the NFL Experience, Indiana Convention Center.

NFL Shop at the NFL Experience, Indiana Convention Center. staff photo.

By Dianna Boyce
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

Indianapolis – Below is the schedule of public events for Wednesday, February 1, 2012, from the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.

Wednesday’s Highlights

What:              Media Center Fan Gallery

Where:            JW Marriott (Media Center)

When:              Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during peak hours.

Tickets (free) available at NFL Shop at the Indiana Convention Center. Fans will have free behind-the-scenes access to portions of the Media Center where they will be able to see NFL players, celebrities and other athletes interviewed at Radio Row. More information can be found at under the “Events” tab.


What:              Pepsi Musica Super Bowl Fan Jam

Where:            Indiana Convention Center/NFL Experience

When:              6:00 p.m.

The ultimate Latino music celebration. Scheduled guests include Dom Omar, Larry Hernandez, and Alejandra Guzman.


Super Bowl Village

Theme:            Super Biz Bowl

Where:            Georgia Street

Hours:             3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Daily attractions include: Tailgate Town (games & tournaments); Zipline ($10 a ride); Kinect NFL PLAY 60 FanDome; ESPN Broadcast Studio; The Huddle at Circle Centre; lights and pyrotechnics shows; Ice Gurus Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield from Food Network’s Ice Brigade creating ice sculptures; Super Dash; Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders; football field activities and unique street performers.

Wednesday Schedule


3:30 p.m.         Roxie (Pepsi Stage – Meridian Street)

5:00 p.m.         Indy’s Legends of Doo Wop (Pepsi Stage)

6:15 p.m.         National Anthem performed by Katie Stam

Color Guard by Wright Patterson Air Force Base Color Guard

6:30 p.m.         Brent James Contraband (Verizon Stage – Pennsylvania Street)

7:45 p.m.         The Meatball Band (Pepsi Stage)

9:00 p.m.         (approximate time) Synchronized pyrotechnics, specialty lighting and video show

9:00 p.m.         Big Head Todd and The Monsters (Verizon Stage)


NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day at NFL Experience presented by GMC

Indiana Convention Center

NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day gives more than 1,200 local children the opportunity to spend time with NFL players and take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week.

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Press Conference will begin at 1:00 p.m.

NFL Experience presented by GMC

Indiana Convention Center

Ticketed Event ($25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under)

Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Produced by the National Football League, the NFL Experience presented by GMC is a pro football interactive theme park that offers participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football memorabilia show ever. Tickets are available by going to, calling 1-866-849-4635, or visiting the NFL Experience presented by GMC box office at the Indiana Convention Center. Online purchase orders can also be printed from ticket kiosks onsite at the Indiana Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale one hour before opening daily.


The Huddle

Circle Centre Mall

3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Huddle will provide entertainment and dining options for visitors as well as the LIDS Locker Room with a wide assortment of Super Bowl XLVI and NFL merchandise.

XLVI Roman Numerals Display

South half of Monument Circle


Super Care Clinic

3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Union Station, 300 South Meridian, Suite #145

A full-service urgent care visit center operated by a coalition of Indianapolis-area healthcare facilities. More details at

Transportation and Parking

Monument Circle Clarification: Motorists are advised to avoid travel on the south half of Monument Circle. Traffic may be closed at times for public safety, especially during afternoon and evening hours. Caution should be used even when open as many pedestrians stop in the street to take photos of the Super Bowl Roman numerals. PLEASE NOTE: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show will be taped at Hilbert Circle Theatre Wednesday through Friday this week attracting more pedestrians in that area.

We are still encouraging motorists to avoid key “pinch” areas due to congestion and delays during peak rush hour periods unless traveling to specific destinations along those streets: Morning rush hour, avoid South Meridian and South Illinois north of South Street. Afternoon rush hour, avoid Capitol Avenue between Maryland and Washington Streets, Maryland between Capitol and Pennsylvania Streets, and Ohio between Delaware and Capitol.