The San Francisco 49ers will host the New York Giants on Sunday in the 2012 NFC Championship Game. If the 49ers win, they will earn a trip to the Super Bowl, something which has not happened in quite some time. The entire Bay Area is breathlessly anticipating the game, which has become one of the hottest tickets in the city in recent memory.
According to an Associated Press article via Sports Illustrated, the 49ers are well aware of the anticipation and equally well aware that the crowd has the potential to get out of hand. In preparation for what is sure to be the hottest crowd possible, they are beefing up security at Candlestick Park.
Lots more information can be found in the SI.com article, but here is one of the key takeaways for what ticket holders can expect on Sunday:
Undercover police will be dressed in Giants' garb and on the lookout for nasty fans. Giants ticketholders will be handed a card as they enter Candlestick Park with details on how to contact police if they feel threatened. And more security cameras and undercover police officers will be in place to identify abusive fans.
Season ticketholders have also been warned to follow the NFL Fan Code of Conduct: no foul or abusive language or obscene gestures and no verbal or physical abuse of opposing team fans.
So have fun, cheer loud, but please be safe out there.