Foxborough, Mass. police are revamping Gillette Stadium security after 112 fans were placed under protective custody and 15 others were arrested last weekend during a game with the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary says changes will be made for this weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers. He said that ticketholders can expect to see a stepped-up law enforcement presence in the parking lots before game time, including officers on bike patrols.
The game against the Jets broke the record for most people taken into custody in a single event, said O’Leary, who is in charge of security at the stadium. Typically, 80 or 90 people might be detained in an event, says a Boston.com report.
The report says that Foxborough police share oversight of stadium security with State Police, the stadium’s own security force, the town’s Fire Department, and — during high-profile events, such as a recent visit by the Dalai Lama — even federal officials, to help keep order.