Roads near stadium closed for home games

The SEC has recommended that public streets within 150 yards of football stadiums be closed to traffic on game days this fall for security purposes. Accordingly, Vanderbilt Athletics, in conjunction with VUPD, Metro Police and Metro Public Works, will be closing a number of streets prior to Saturday's home opener against Furman.

The SEC has recommended that public streets within 150 yards of football stadiums be closed to traffic on game days this fall for security purposes. Accordingly, Vanderbilt Athletics, in conjunction with VUPD, Metro Police and Metro Public Works, will be closing a number of streets prior to Saturday's home opener against Furman.

* Jess Neely Drive, between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 6 hours prior to kickoff and ending approximately 1 hour after the end of the game.

* Natchez Trace, between Dudley Avenue and West End, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 6 hours prior to kickoff and ending approximately 1 hour after the end of the game

* Kensington Place, between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 2 hours prior to kickoff and ending approximately 1 hour after the end of the game

In addition, the following security measures and recommendations have been made:

* Fans should not bring backpacks, coolers or any large bags into the stadium. Those who do will be required to open them for inspection at designated gates.

* Additional university police and event staff will be on hand to provide security at entrances and around the stadium.

* Fans are encouraged to arrive early because of expected delays.

* Fans are encouraged to report any unusual activity.

* Prohibited items include: weapons, alcohol, video cameras, glass or cans, Thermoses in excess of two quarts, picnic baskets, ice chests, horns of any kind, unauthorized merchandise, flags or banners, signs on sticks or placards and leaflets not approved by the university.


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