Super Bowl 2013 Video: Savannah State Students Document Sneaking into Superdome

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2013

Two Savannah State students released a stunning video (h/t Savannah Morning News) that documented their efforts to sneak into the 2013 Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Not only do the two men successfully get into the game, their seats are incredible on top of it.

 

UPDATE: Monday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. ET by Donald Wood

According to USA Today, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement that "NFL security is conducting a review and following up with the appropriate authorities in New Orleans.” The review is a direct result of the video of the two Savannah State students sneaking past security and into the Super Bowl.

---End of update---

 

What they are doing is illegal and should be frowned upon, but the fact that these two college students were able to get into one of the biggest sporting events in America proves the security at the Super Bowl was just not good enough.

It’s not a question of a lack of security at the event, as evidenced by the dozens of security guards and police officers the two men walk by in the video. It’s what those security officers are doing while on duty during the Super Bowl that should have fans taking notice.

The students continue to find their way past each level of security and ultimately find themselves inside the stadium and watching the game. It’s amazing to think of these two men attending the game for free while the people next to them paid top dollar for their tickets.

As ridiculous as breaking into the Super Bowl was, though, this could be the slap in the face many major facilities need to step up security in a way that thoroughly protects the fans and the players.

The way security is handled now is clearly not good enough if two college students can drive to the Superdome, elude security and watch the game for free.

Something must change.

 

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