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Nearly 100,000 People Expected to Pack MetLife Stadium

New Jersey law enforcement and transportation officials say a religious gathering at MetLife Stadium requires security and logistics that are on par with — if not greater than — what will be needed for the Super Bowl in 2014.

MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium (Michael N. Todarom, Getty Images)

More than 90,000 people are expected to gather Wednesday night at MetLife Stadium to attend a celebration of the completion of daily reading and study of the Talmud, the book of Jewish law and tradition. Large crowds began arriving Wednesday afternoon and continued filling the stadium as dusk fell, delaying the event’s start time to 8 p.m.

State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes says roughly 600 state police and members of 71 agencies are working the event in East Rutherford.

Fuentes said troopers completed an eight-hour course where they were familiarized with the stadium and learned about Jewish customs.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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