New Orleans is bracing for a wave of football fans for the BCS Championship on Monday, and security measures are in place to keep the large crowds safe.

The New Orleans Police Department is teaming with the Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish sheriff's offices as well as the Louisiana State Police to increase patrols.

In addition, the Superdome is currently in "security lockdown mode." Visitors entering and leaving the facility are required to pass through metal detectors.

On BCS game night, full pat-down procedures will be in place, and prohibited items won't be allowed into the building. The game itself will not be broadcast inside Champions Square to help control crowds in and around the Dome.