No issues for Panthers, Vikings getting to stadium

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The Panthers and Vikings are set to play in Charlotte on Sunday after a week that saw violence erupt in the city in the aftermath of the police shooting of Keith Scott.

There were reports on Sunday morning that protestors had plans to try to stop the teams from getting to the stadium by disrupting traffic on the roads to Bank of America Stadium, but it looks like those attempts failed to materialize or just failed. Multiple reports state buses for both teams made it to the stadium without incident.

In addition to trying to stop the teams, there’s also been word of plans to interfere with fans getting to the game.

Citing those reports that there would be attempts to disrupt the game, the city declared the game an “extraordinary event.” That allows for expanded law enforcement “in order to provide a safe and secure environment.” David Newton of ESPN.com shared pictures of some of the new security measures in place for Sunday’s game.