LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fewer than 48 hours remain until Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and for workers behind the scenes and far away from the glitz and glamour of the big game festivities, it’s go time.
Two days before the big game, security is tight around the venue hosting the biggest football game of the year. Several roads are closed to cars and pedestrians, and people like Mandingo Williams are taking on the thankless job of directing traffic.
Williams has been working 10-hour shifts, and saying “no” and “you can’t” to a lot of people. He’s helping to ensure people in the area don’t end up in places they aren’t allowed. His advice for commuters in the area during the big game weekend?
“You want to avoid Polaris, Hacienda, and everything that’s around the Super Bowl […] because everything is closed off right now,” Williams said.
People walking in the area have noticed the large police presence, saying that the authorities have it “on lockdown,” and noting that some of them have never seen security like it.
Still, Williams said no other city is more prepared than Las Vegas to host the big game.
“This is the best place to hold any event,” he said. “This is Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world.”
It is expected that 65,000 fans will flood into Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, with another 330,000 set to visit the Las Vegas Strip.
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