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Athletics Adds Security Enhancements

NC State athletics has developed enhanced security measures that will be in place for the final two home football games at Carter-Finley Stadium. Fans going to Saturday’s game against Syracuse and next week’s season-finale against North Carolina are asked to arrive early, leave bags at home and be prepared for longer wait times to get into the stadium.

While the Department of Homeland Security advises that there are currently no known threats against collegiate stadiums, the university is taking additional precautions for the safety of all fans, staff and student-athletes. There will be an increased security and law enforcement presence inside and outside the stadium, in the parking lots and in areas surrounding the stadium complex.

The following security enhancements impacting fans will be in place:

•    All stadium gates will now open two house before kickoff, a half hour earlier than usual, to allow additional time for entry.
•    Fans are asked to arrive at stadium gates at least 30 minutes earlier than they usually do to accommodate increased security screening.
•    Fans should be prepared for enhanced checks of persons and belongings, including opening coats/outerwear and emptying pockets.
•    Fans are strongly discouraged from bringing a bag into the stadium.  If a bag is essential, a clear plastic bag is recommended.  No bag can exceed 14″ x 14″ and backpacks remain prohibited, in accordance with existing stadium guidelines.  All bags are subject to search.Fans are reminded of that the following items remain prohibited inside the stadium:
•    Animals*
•    Artificial noise makers
•    Backpacks of all kinds*
•    Bags larger than 14″ x 14″
•    Bicycles
•    Coolers
•    Drones/unmanned aerial vehicles
•    Food or drink of any kind*
•    Food or drink containers (bottles, cans, thermos, etc.)
•    Ice bags
•    Illegal substances
•    Laser pointers
•    Poles/sticks for flags or signs
•    Selfie sticks, signs/banners/flags larger than 3′ x 2′
•    Sitting/standing in the aisles
•    Smoking (except in designated areas)
•    Strollers (large, non-collapsible; collapsible strollers permitted)
•    Throwing objects in stands or onto field
•    Umbrellas
•    Video cameras and Go-Pros (hand-held still cameras are permitted)
•    Weapons of any kind* Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements or special needs; fans should carry necessary documentation, credentials or identification; diaper bags permitted only if accompanied by an infant.NC State appreciates the cooperation and understanding of all fans related to all security measures.  The university works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement and athletics personnel to provide a safe environment for everyone who attends athletics events.Anyone who notices suspicious activity inside or outside the stadium is asked to immediately call 911 or University Police at 919-515-3000.

The complete 2015 Football Fan Guide is available by clicking here.

For more information on tickets, game-day arrival, parking or other questions, call the NC State Athletics ticket office at 919-865-1510 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For up game-day updates and announcements, follow @PackAthletics and @PackGuestSrvcs on Twitter, the NC State Athletics Facebook page or visit