Security for the biggest sporting event in the U.S. takes a team effort - just ask the many law enforcement agencies working together out o joint operations center in Atlanta.

They have the broad task of keeping everyone safe as hundreds of thousands flood the city. Saturday's festivities marked the beginning of what will be one of the biggest events Atlanta has hosted in nearly 20 years.

"We actually went to the Super Bowl Experience when it was hosted in Tampa and it was amazing," April Langer said. "So, we didn't want to miss this opportunity to bring the little guy out."

She's one of those many fans who are in town - and she brought the family.

Telleha Howard is another fan enjoying the fanfare.

"I don't think I've lived in a place that has actually hosted a Super Bowl," she said. "And this is just an amazing experience."

But, in the midst of all the fun, Atlanta police along with other local, state and federal agencies are keeping an eye on things.

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