Significant Travel Days
TSA will be fully staffed and anticipates efficient and safe screening operations at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) checkpoints during the city’s first Super Bowl this weekend.
Officials expect about 40,000 more passengers during game week, with fans arriving on more than 70 additional commercial flights and 30 charter flights. Arrivals will increase the entire week before game day - the heaviest concentration on Thursday through Saturday. To accommodate visitors flying out in the days following the game, TSA will operate two extra screening lanes at each concourse entrance to speed security processing.
Click on TSA’ Travelers Site to familiarize yourself with permitted or prohibited items for checked and carry-on bags, packing and travel tips, information for passengers with special needs or those traveling with children, etc.
Although lengthy queues are not anticipated, passengers can get updates on wait times on the MyTSA app, available for free on iTunes and at www.tsa.gov/mobile for other smartphone users.
The single busiest travel day will be Monday, February 6 when most Super Bowl fans are expected to depart Indianapolis.
Following the game, TSA will operate on a 24/7 schedule to facilitate flight departures for ticketed passengers to clear security and reach their gates. As always, remember to check the status of flights for any schedule changes prior to leaving for the airport.
Super Bowl Information
For extended airport operating hours, Super Bowl travel accommodations, special airport amenities, etc., please visit the Host Committee’s website.(indianapolissuperbowl.com)
Super Bowl fans may encounter TSA Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams on local transportation venues, including commercial and general aviation facilities and mass transit. Teams augment other federal, state, and local transportation and law enforcement to reduce potential terrorist risks to the traveling public.
TSA assets will also work with law enforcement at Lucas Oil Stadium for during the high-profile game. Additionally, over 8,000 stadium vendors, parking lot attendants, shuttle bus drivers, and other transportation professionals received TSA's First Observer training for detecting and assessing indicators and planning tactics of potential terrorist activities. Those trained report unusual or suspicious behaviors to a 24-hour call center staffed by experienced professionals. (firstobserver.com)
Fans, too, are encouraged to report potentially dangerous situations to law enforcement or someone in authority. The Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign reminds the American public that security is a shared responsibility.
"If You See Something, Say Something™" used with permission of the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority.