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Release: Oct. 17, 2001

UI announces Kinnick Stadium security measures for Oct. 20 game

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety has announced that it will continue to enforce the recent prohibition of thermos containers, backpacks, and other types of bags from being carried into Kinnick Stadium during home football games. Ticket holders for the Indiana v. Iowa game Saturday, Oct. 20, are asked to comply with the new safety rules, which are meant to ensure the safety of the general public.

Under the new safety rules, only items fitting the following description will be allowed: foam seat cushions, sealed water bottles, blankets, cameras and binoculars. Blankets, cameras, binoculars and their cases, as well as purses, will be subject to examination.

In accordance with Federal Aviation Administrations requirements, a no-fly zone within a three-mile radius of and an altitude of 3,000 feet above the stadium will be enforced, says Chuck Green, director of UI Public Safety. This measure is consistent with security steps recently taken by the National Football League and other university teams across the nation.

The UI Athletic Department and UI Public Safety also announced that patrons will not be permitted to exit and re-enter Kinnick Stadium once the football game has begun. (No "pass-out" stamps or passes will be provided).

The UI Athletic Department in coordination with UI Parking also announced that vehicles parked in lots west of Kinnick Stadium (Lot 43) after midnight on Friday of a home football game week are subject to towing if the applicable football parking placard is not properly displayed.