KNOXVILLE — Stadium security measures and traffic and parking procedures used at the last home football game will be in place for the Tennessee-South Carolina game Oct. 27.
Philip Scheurer, University of Tennessee vice president for operations, said no changes in the Neyland Stadium security plan are necessary because of fan cooperation and the efficient work of stadium personnel and law enforcement officers.
“After using our plan successfully for two home games, we can find no major changes or additions that need to be made,” Scheurer said. “In large measure this is because Tennessee fans and those from the visiting team have been very cooperative and understanding with what we are doing to insure their safety and enjoyment of the game.”
As was the case with the LSU and Georgia games, large parcels such as backpacks will not the permitted inside the stadium, and no items can be stored or left at the gate.
Fans may bring stadium seats without arms, cushions, binoculars, small cameras, pagers, cell phones, radio headsets and diaper bags that accompany an infant. All purses and other parcels are subject to being searched, he said.
Airspace restrictions again will be in place over Neyland Stadium, Scheurer said. Solicitation before and during the game is prohibited.
Phillip Fulmer Way from Middle Drive to Tee Martin Drive, Peyton Manning Pass, Middle and Lower drives and Estabrook Drive will be closed at 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes before kickoff. These streets will not reopen until after the game is over.
Directional parking will be used in Area 9, the G-10 garage and lots 1, 2, 4, 5A and 5B.