Law enforcement gearing up for college playoff game in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Terrorist attacks worldwide have local leaders on edge as they gear up for the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will host the game on January 9, 2017.

Tactical teams will train for potential terrorist incidents on Tuesday, officials said. Those teams will anticipate attacks at the stadium, areas around it and potential problems in the greater Tampa Bay area.

After a training session, the teams will discuss plans with members of the media. Many details aren’t available to release to the public.

In January, The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, hosted the game between Alabama and Clemson. That game went off without a hitch. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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