If you love football, you may have added excitement that Arizona will host Super Bowl LVII.
Whether attending the game, tailgating in Glendale or heading out to a watch party, this big event comes with added risks for locals.
1. Slips, trips and falls at the game
For people lucky enough to have tickets, it comes with a lifetime memory. You also will get to share that memory with potentially 78,600 people, which the State Farm Stadium can accommodate for large events with standing room. Being packed in means an increased risk of tripping or falling. Along with trying to navigate around people, litter and spills create additional hazards.
2. More drivers on the road
With thousands of people coming into town, it means dealing with drivers unaware of the town. The added drivers result in a potential increase in car crashes. Super Bowls also often mean enjoying some libations. Unfortunately, some people will still get in their vehicles and drive.
3. Alcohol-related incidents
Along with potential drunk drivers, you never know who you may run into. People who love tailgating may take things too far. Whether at the game, at a bar or simply walking down the street, the chances for someone starting a fight increase when intoxicated. Even if you keep a level head and avoid communicating with a drunk person, unexpected brawls happen.
Although the big game comes with an influx of people and increased alcohol consumption, preparing yourself and maintaining awareness helps you focus on the experience.