As the Miami Hurricanes get ready to face the Wisconsin Badgers tonight for the Orange Bowl, security sweeps have been going on inside the Hard Rock Stadium since early Saturday morning.
“We'll be sweeping all the deliveries, we'll be doing an interior sweep and anything that can come inside the stadium, will be swept by the K-9's for explosive detection,” said Jeff Schmidinger of the Miami-Dade County Police Department.
About 15 K-9s from Miami Dade Police will work the Orange Bowl for security. The dogs are specially trained to sense explosives.
“Unfortunately in today's day and age this is one of the necessities to just make sure everyone is safe here in the Orange Bowl,” Schmidinger said.
Police will have security on-hand surveilling from their command center as well as undercover cops among the crowd.
If you’re planning to attend the game, expect to see a large security presence, from MDPD, the swat team and K-9 units.
“I would recommend coming early and if you see something say something,” Schmidinger said. “If you see something out of the ordinary or something that doesn't fit or someone leaves a package or something behind, there's plenty of officers that are walking around and will be on site.”
The game begins at 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Stadium.