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.