Added Security In Effect At Football Games

Auburn, Ala.--The enhanced game day security policies at Jordan-Hare Stadium that were implemented following the September 11 terrorist attacks last year will be in effect for the 4 p.m. CDT football game between the Auburn Tigers and the Western Carolina Catamounts on Saturday.

Increased security will continue to be a focal point of the entrance procedures. However, fans will be permitted to bring personal items into Jordan-Hare Stadium. Items that will be permitted in the stadium include chairback seats, soft seat cushions, small cameras, small purses or equivalent handbags, small walkman-type radios with headphones, binoculars, cell phones and pagers.

Items that will not be allowed in Jordan-Hare Stadium include chairback seats with arms, backpacks, video cameras, recording devices, artificial noisemakers, umbrellas, coolers, alcohol and weapons.

AU officials are urging all fans to arrive early for the game and to limit the number of items that they bring with them to reduce lines and the time it takes to enter the stadium. All items that are brought into the stadium are subject to be thoroughly searched by law enforcement personnel. Uniformed and civilian security personnel, as well as canine bomb detection units, will be placed in and around Jordan-Hare Stadium for additional security.

All gates at Jordan-Hare stadium will be open Saturday two hours prior to kickoff. Spectators who do not have any items with them will be able to use the express lanes to enter the stadium.

For those fans who cannot make it to the stadium on Saturday they can still watch the game on a pay-per-view basis. The Auburn Network will be televising the game with Andy Burcham as the play-by-play announcer and Rod Bramblett doing the color analysis. The pay-per-view telecast will begin at 3:50 p.m. CDT.

To order the game, cable customers in Alabama and North Carolina can contact their local cable company. Subscribers to the dish network service can order the game by tuning in to channel 455 and ordering 15-30 minutes prior to kickoff using their remote control and following the on-screen instructions. If you are a residential C-band customer (large dish) call 1-800-887-8277 to order the game.

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