On-field preparations underway in Tampa

(Ben Liebenberg/NFL.com)

(Ben Liebenberg/NFL.com)

Preparations are ongoing at Raymond James Stadium.

The temperature on the sidelines is warm but manageable. Even in the sun and wearing a suit, it’s comfortable. There is a light breeze. This will be perfect for football.

On the Steelers sideline, workers are setting up behind the benches. Some of the Steelers staff were just out at midfield, holding helmets to their ears, testing out the communication device that Ben Roethlisberger will have in his helmet. They walked to different points on the field to make sure it worked everywhere.

In the area between the end zones and the stands, photographers are using duct tape and sharpies to mark the territory where they’ll be stationed during the game. Our guy Ben Liebenberg held his own, but they’re a spicy bunch.

NFL Network is set up on the Cardinals sideline. On the smaller podium set, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch have joined Rod Woodson and Adam Schefter.

NFL Films gets a crazy number of shots from Super Bowls. One of the crew guys told me they’ll have 15 cameras getting footage simultaneously during the game.

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