Unprecedented amount of security reported at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara

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At least 70,000 fans flooded Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 with an unprecedented amount of security ranging from the U.S. National Guard and FBI on Sunday. (KGO-TV)

At least 70,000 fans flooded Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 with an unprecedented amount of security on Sunday.

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  • Only clear or plastic bags were allowed inside the stadium.

    Men and women in camouflage were everywhere, with full tactical gear and high-powered weaponry.

    They are from the U.S. National Guard, the FBI and dozens of state and local police agencies.

    And though the mood was light, the message was clear. "I think we need it probably with the way things are in the world. Makes me feel more comfortable going in," fan Gary Doppes said.

    Only certain aircraft were allowed overhead, with drones allowed only 32 miles away.

    On a nearby mountain top, there was a patriot missile launcher just in case.

    Back down on the ground, the fans were expected to do their part. "You will not be able to bring that bag in. This is my wallet, it's too big," Bronco fan Cecilia Bean said.

    Even a small wallet was too big for Broncos fan Cecilia bean to bring inside Levi's Stadium. It had to be checked, along with her purse and almost everything in it. "I'm seeing if i can check my purse with my plastic bag," Bean said.

    The only bags allowed inside were the clear kind.

    Still, fans from Denver didn't let anything spoil their trip to the big game. When asked why not just stay home to watch the big game on TV, Bronco fan Tyree Bean said: "Because this was like a once in a lifetime opportunity, you know trying to get tickets and actually come to the game was like a cool experience."

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