"You really need to expect the unexpected and plan for it. You need to understand what you can control and what you can't control and create the plans around that," says Dianna Boyce, Director of Communications for the Indianapolis Super Bowl Committee.
And plan they have. "It wasn't something that we started working on January 1, 2012 this was an effort that has been four years in the making," said Boyce.
Over 150,000 people are expected to fill up downtown Indianapolis in the four days leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, and with so many people in one location, officials aren't taking any chances when it comes to your safety.
"Public safety, whether it's from a weather stand point or from just an individual personal-being standpoint is our number one priority," said Boyce. "We're confident that the public safety plan is in place, we're confident you're going to see people, we're confident that they're going to see you."
Officials have spent thousands of hours working with federal, state and local law enforcement in preparation of what the government has given a Level One "SEAR" score, or Special Event Assessment Rating.
"To put that in comparison, when Indianapolis hosts a Men's Final Four, that's a Level Four. So it just tells you the level of difference in terms of the heightened attention that this sort of event gets," said Boyce.
The Indianapolis Super Bowl Committee has plans in place to get the word out quickly in case of emergency, from text alerts to Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the minute updates... just in case.
And they're doing their homework, too. A weather team has studied Indianapolis weather, dating back to the 1800's.
"We know there are eight different types of weather that could actually come our way that week, and we're preparing for all of those. And so in our planning and preparation, we know we can't control the weather but we can control the response to that weather."
And even welcome it, from warming blasters in the Super Bowl Village to a winter weather theme.
"The ice gurus are going be here creating ice sculptures. You probably couldn't do that in a Miami Super Bowl," said Boyce. "Indianapolis is focused on Super Bowl XLVI. We want to do this right."
Officials say Indiana fans are like no other, and are used to bundling up for their team.
"Embrace the weather, get your winter on. put a little hand warmer in if it happens to be such the case that you need them and come enjoy it because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Boyce.