Super Bowl 2014: Long lines, fainting fans plague early rush

Football fans make their way to trains on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Secaucus, N.J. The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in NFL football's Super Bowl XLVIII game on Sunday evening at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  AP Photo/Matt Rourke

SECAUCUS, N.J. - Several people have collapsed in an overcrowded New Jersey train station while waiting in long lines to get to the Super Bowl.

Emergency medical workers pushed their way through the overheated crowd to treat the people at Secaucus Junction on Sunday afternoon.

Long lines have come to a standstill in front of airport-style security machines that apparently cannot handle the crowd volume. People were squeezed together in an enclosed stairwell.

As more trains arrived, police tried to thin the sweating, jostling crowd by spreading people across the platform.

Initial fan calls of "Seahawks" and "Broncos" gave way to angry shouts of "New Jersey, your Super Bowl sucks!"

After nearly four years of speculation about a Super Bowl played in the freezing cold and swirling snow, the big day has come and it looks a lot like ... spring.

As fans started to file into the stadium three hours before the game, many didn't even wear jackets: A sweatshirt under a jersey was plenty. The temperature was in the low 50s under cloudy skies with a few raindrops, though snow in the forecast could make it tough for out-of-towners to make it home Monday.

Players in shorts warmed up on the field, and TV commentators stood around in their sport coats.

The record low for a Super Bowl appears safe - 34 degrees in 1972 in New Orleans, a mere 1,000 miles south of East Rutherford.

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