DETROIT (WWJ) – Ford Field security guards are accustomed to dealing with crowds at events including concerts and Detroit Lions home games. However, this weekend will give many of them a very unique experience, as a few hundred guards have been selected to work the upcoming Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
Longtime football fan Chris Hoepfner told WWJ Newsradio 950 he never thought he would have the chance to see the big game. But after Ford Field’s security company announced that they would be taking over 300 guards to the event, Hoepfner learned that he was one of the guards selected.
“A lot of people jumped on the bandwagon to request in and the ones that got selected were the lucky ones,” Hoepfner said. “Not everyone got selected to go.”
Hoepfner said that going to the Super Bowl is the opportunity of a lifetime.
“I actually work with a guy at my other job that payed $600 for a ticket,” Hoepfner said. “And he told me that he is up in the nosebleeds.”
The Super Bowl is this Sunday with kick off at around 6:30 p.m.