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James Hall, the chief of patrol for the New York Police Department, said there will be an extensive police presence on Super Bowl Boulevard, which extends from Times Square to Herald Square on Broadway, as well as aviation units, boat patrols and on the Hudson and East rivers. Canine units will be at all venues.

“We’re confident that this game, in this town, that this week, there will be winners and everyone will go home a winner from New York,” Shorris said.

Kelly noted the advantages of drawing on the shared assets of New York and New Jersey. New York has the hospitality and hotels; New Jersey has the fields and practice facilities for the team.

Mara said former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue floated the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl more than a decade ago to his father, the late Wellington Mara.

“I think my father would be pretty amazed that we would be able to pull it off,” John Mara said. “Right after 9-11 that was when Mr. Tagliabue started talking about it and I think he got excited about it. Then, for some reason, it died. I think he would be very pleased.”