This Sunday, February 2, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will face off in Super Bowl LIV in a matchup between teams that is one of the closest predictions in recent history. With a spread that has fluctuated within less than 2 points, oddsmakers have called this anyone’s game.
Meanwhile, fans, celebrities, and athletes have congregated in Miami for pregame festivities ahead of the Super Bowl, attending parties, events, and local attractions that surround the game. Super Bowls are huge tourism draws, driving huge spikes in hotel and vacation rental occupancy, packing restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and bringing thousands of visitors and celebrities into the the host city that spend money at local businesses.
The Coast Guard, local police, and federal and state law enforcement are on high alert during the event, monitoring for threats of terrorism, coronavirus outbreaks, and property crimes. Miami is experienced with high capacity events, with this being their 11th Super Bowl, as well as hosting other high tourism events throughout the year such as Art Basel and Miami Music Week.
Hard Rock Stadium is in Miami Gardens, an area north of Miami, away from the traffic of South Beach and Downtown Miami. With 150,000 guests expected to visit the city for the event, roads are expected to have brutal traffic conditions on game day.