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UT increases security for game against Vandy after Paris attacks

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The stands at Neyland Stadium for the Florida game in 2015. Adam Lau/News Sentinel The stands at Neyland Stadium for the Florida game in 2015. Adam Lau/News Sentinel

Tennessee fans will see an increase in security for the final home football game of the season against Vanderbilt.

“Although the university is not aware of any specific threats, officials will conduct additional security searches of vehicles, parcels and persons near Neyland Stadium,” according to a released statement from the university.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early at the gate by at least 30 minutes prior to kickoff, even earlier if possible, because of the increased security.

Roads near the stadium will close earlier than usual.

  • Phillip Fulmer Way in front of the stadium will close at noon.
  • Peyton Manning Pass at Phillip Fulmer Way will close after the Vol Walk.
  • Middle Drive at Phillip Fulmer Way will close after the band march.

No backpacks of any size or kind will be allowed inside the stadium. All items, including purses, will be searched at the gate. Bags large than 12 x 12 x 12 will not be allowed inside the stadium.

Fans cannot bring the following items:

  • Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives
  • Stadium seats with arms
  • Video cameras
  • Open umbrellas

Fans can bring in the items listed below:

  • Cushions and seats without arms
  • Small diaper bags that accompany infants
  • Small cameras, pagers, cell phones and binoculars

For a full list of items and rules, click here.

Fans are asked to call 865-974-3111 or 911 to report suspicious activity around the stadium.

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