South Florida airports put on best face for Super Bowl LIV fans

Miami International Airport officials focus on Super Bowl LIV fans this week. (MIA)

MIAMI – To impress Super Bowl LIV fans, airport officials in South Florida are doing what they can to make sure the airports are clean, well decorated and feel welcoming before the game. The retail managers are prepared to have plenty of memorabilia up for sale.

Miami International Airport in Miami-Dade County will be playing welcoming messages from Miami Dolphins’ legends Dan Marino, Nat Moore and Jason Taylor.

MIA also has an art collection on exhibit at concourses D and F. The “Football Player” sculpture by Duane Hanson will be between gates D47 and D48, and Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Archives’ “Moving Images” will be at Level 2, Concourse F.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County will have dozens of new live and artificial plants.

Transportation Security Administration is preparing for a record-departure day with additional checkpoints and more trained dogs. Customs and Border Protection and Federal Air Marshals will be assisting them.

Authorities are asking Super Bowl LIV fans to pack their commemorative programs in carry-on bags and plan to go through security two hours before departure.

The FAA has placed special air traffic procedures in place at MIA, FLL, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Miami-Opa Locka Airport, Miami Executive Airport, Boca Raton Airport, Palm Beach International Airport, Pompano Beach Airpark and North Perry Airport.

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