Super Bowl XLVIII Pictures: Behind The Scenes Preparations For America's Biggest Football Championship [PHOTOS]

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on January 28 2014 4:27 PM
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While tourists, spectators, players and people from all around the United States descend upon the New York metro area for the highly anticipated Super Bowl XLVIII, workers across all industries work diligently to prepare for the massive championship game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

While planning started well in advance for Super Bowl XLVIII’s presence in the New York metro area, the physical labor for behind the national event has been well underway throughout the week.

At Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, event workers prepared fencing around the 82,500-person capacity stadium. Across the Hudson River, New York City police officers tightened security around Times Square as the Super Bowl committee took over Broadway to create Super Bowl Boulevard, a NFL fan experience which will span 13 blocks of New York City.

A couple days after coaches, staff and players from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks were picked up by buses at Newark Liberty International Airport, they made their way over to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. for Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day, with news outlets swarming the venue looking to get a quote, videos and pictures from team members and staff.

 Hundreds of reporters, photographers, and videographers were focused on getting a shot of NFL star players such as Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman. While others found more unique ways of capturing the madness in the Prudential Center with some media members even using head mounted cameras.

Some players found their own unique way of capturing the event as well. Seahawks wide receiver, Golden Tate was seen with a ball-cap mounted GoPro and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glasses while he took questions from media outlets.

Take a look at some pictures from the behind-the-scenes preparations for Super Bowl XLVIII below and be sure to catch the game this Sunday on Feb. 2.

Super Bowl XLVIII Preparation Fence

Workers prepare a fence with Super Bowl ads at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 28, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Super Bowl XLVIII Metlife Stadium closeup

Workers prepare a fence with Super Bowl ads at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 28, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Super Bowl XLVIII NY NJ Logo

A worker fixes a fence with Super Bowl ads at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 28, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Super Bowl XLVIII Stadium Preparations

NFL: Super Bowl XLVIII Stadium Preparations Reuters

Super Bowl XLVIII stadium preparations 2

NFL: Super Bowl XLVIII stadium preparations Reuters

Super Bowl Security

A police officer is seen in Times Square as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York January 26, 2014. Reuters/Eric Thayer

Super bowl Security cameras

Security cameras are seen in Times Square as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York January 26, 2014. Reuters/Eric Thayer

Super Bowl XLVIII preparations

People walk through Times Square as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York January 26, 2014. Reuters/Eric Thayer

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Times Square is seen as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York January 26, 2014. Reuters/Eric Thayer

Super Bowl Preparations

Preparations continue in Times Square for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York Reuters/Eric Thayer

Super Bowl Preparations Times Sq

Times Square is seen as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York Reuters/Mike Segar

Super Bowl XLVIII preparations times sq

Workers are seen on stage at Times Square as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII, in New York January 27, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

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Buses drive out the Denver Broncos team after their arrival to the Newark International Airport to finish off their preparations for the 48th Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks, in New Jersey, January 26, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Super bowl XLVIII shop

A man walks past a store displaying uniforms of the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York January 27, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Super Bowl Media Day Security

A member of the media is checked at a security entrance to Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Super Bowl Media prep

A member of the media wearing a head-mounted camera begins work during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Super Bowl Media Day cheerleaders

New York Jets cheerleaders are interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Super Bowl Media Day coach John fox

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox answers questions during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Super Bowl Police

A New Jersey State police officer watches over the proceedings during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Super Bowl Golden Tate Google Glasses

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate wears Google Glasses and a GoPro camera on his hat as he is interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Super Bowl XLVIII Richard Sherman Media Day

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is surrounded by cameras and reporters during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey January 28, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

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