The NFL is adding extra layers of security for Sunday’s matches. The heightened security is the result of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Two of the coordinated attacks in Paris occurred outside of a stadium where France was playing Germany in a soccer match.
The NFL said it was “closely monitoring events” and was working with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.
More than 17 million fans attend NFL matches every single year. That’s nearly 1 million in attendance every single week.
There are 12 NFL games scheduled for Sunday.
“[S]ecurity at our games is robust,” the NFL said. “There will be an increased security and law enforcement presence both inside and outside stadiums in the parking lots of our stadiums this weekend.”
If you are attending an NFL match on Sunday you will be met with metal detectors and several layers of security to protect against bomb threats.
The NFL is telling fans to leave their bags in their vehicle or at home unless they are carrying items stored inside a clear material.
Players and fans will be asked to observe a moment of silence at NFL games on Sunday.