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It’s a far cry from the first Super Bowl when Toma went to Los Angeles by himself with a three-by-four-foot trunk of equipment that included a bunch of two-gallon spray cans to paint the field. Today, tractor-trailers are needed to haul all the gear.

“The weather is our largest challenge,” Mangan acknowledged. “The weather is the weakest link, it’s something we can’t control, but it’s something we are prepared for.”

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Associated Press writer Dennis Waszak Jr. contributed to this story.