Officials beef up security for BCS game
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Tens of thousands of college football fans streamed into Sun Life stadium, while officers were on high alert as the high profile BCS National Championship game kicked off in South Florida.
"Really, what we want to do, is make sure everyone comes and has a fantastic time,” said Miami-Dade Police Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz, “that they feel that they're safe in their environment and that they enjoy the game."
Before fans arrived at the stadium, Miami-Dade Police officers and police dogs checked cars and trucks. Dogs sniffed out every vehicle that made a delivery as a precaution.
Inside the stadium, K-9 officers walked through the stands, and had the dogs smell the markers used on the grid iron.
As kickoff approached, ticket holders were scanned before they were allowed inside.
So much security in plain view, but for these football fans, it was nice to have peace of mind while having a good time in South Florida. "It's just beautiful. The ocean, the water, the weather... It has everything," said Alabama fan Julie Kent.
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