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SANTA CLARA --

Super Bowl 50 is coming up fast.

The Department of Homeland Security has already labeled Levi's Stadium a 'Level One' threat for the Feb. 7 game, the highest classification for security at any national event.

At Thursday's 49ers-Seahawks game, NFL security went through a dry run with their tightened procedures leading up to Super Sunday. The league won't talk specifics, but Levi's Stadium employees where instructed that things are now "black and white" when it comes to security measures.

"They check everything," said one 49ers fan.

Indeed, lines to get into the stadium were longer than usual Thursday evening as security crews checked, then checked some more, on all people and items coming in.

"It could have been a little faster," said Carol a Niners season ticket holder who waited 30 minutes just to enter Levi's Stadium. "I was thinking, for the Super Bowl they better get that fixed," she added.

And they will. From here on out, every 49ers game at Levi's Stadium is essentially a 'dress rehearsal' for the Super Bowl. So fans should bring their patience, whether to park their car or gain access to the stadium.

"Got to make sure everything is smooth for Super Bowl 50 right here," exclaimed another fan.