Security more thorough at Beaver Stadium, fans asked to arrive early

Due to the Department of Homeland Security alerts issued Monday (Sept. 21) to stadiums, hotels and other venues, Penn State wants fans to know that security measures will be enhanced for the remainder of the football season. Penn State Athletics is asking fans to come to Beaver Stadium gates at least 30 minutes earlier than usual in order to be in their seats by kick off.

The most visible change that will affect fans will be at the gates, where inspections of bags will be more deliberate and thorough, and could cause a delay in entering the gates. The University regulation on bags will be strictly enforced. The current regulation states that "all patrons are required to have bags checked at the gate. Bags or items larger than 8-1/2" x 11" x 11" will not be permitted into the stadium.” There will be no exceptions.

In the security bulletins, DHS officials said they know of no specific plots against such sites, but urged law enforcement and private companies to be vigilant (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32967671).

For a copy of all stadium regulations, go online to http://www.gopsusports.com/tickets/stadium-reminders.html. Information also can be found in the Parking and Stadium Information Guide and in Game Day Programs.

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Last Updated September 25, 2009