The University will be using metal detectors at the student gate for the first time before the November 3 Alabama game, LSU Assistant Ticket Manager Garrett Thibodeaux tells the Daily Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper.
The SEC has mandated that all stadiums must have metal detectors at all entrances by 2020. LSU has tested metal detectors at gates around Tiger Stadium throughout the season, but this game will be the first time this season that metal detectors have been deployed at the student gate, the newspaper reports.
Thibodeaux told The Reveille that students should arrive an extra 30-45 minutes early to accommodate for the extra time needed at the metal detectors. Cell phones will need to be placed in a bin, but small items such as keys or a belt should not be an issue.
As of now, this rule applies only to SEC football stadiums, but it is expected to be enforced at other sports venues in the future, the paper reports.
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