Gameday policies change at Neyland

5:42 PM, Sep 1, 2011   |    comments
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Bags must now fit in this box before being allowed in Neyland Stadium.

The Vols will kick off their new season on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. 

Thursday afternoon, police officials held a news conference to talk about new stadium policies.

According to Jeff Maples, UT Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Vol fans may notice several changes on campus.

Bags, including purses and backpacks, must fit into a 12 in. by 12 in. by 12 in. box before they're allowed into the stadium.

"It will give us some consistencies at the gates where we've had some issues in the past," said UT Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Jeff Maples.

"The easiest way to understand what that size is, is if you have a standard milk crate.  It is 12 in. by 12 in. by 12 in.  If it fits in a standard milk crate without being too big and flowing over the top, then you'll be able to bring that bag into the stadium," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.

Phillip Fulmer Way between Andy Holt Avenue and Peyton Manning Pass will now close at the start of the Vol Walk until after the game.

After the game, Gay Street will become one way for Southbound Traffic.  Northbound traffic will need to use James White Parkway.

Additional surveillance cameras have been added inside Neyland Stadium for security purposes.

The Knoxville Fire Department's cooling bus will be parked at Gate 10 for anyone who overheats.

Parking lot attendants will now wear uniform shirts and have customer service training to better answer questions.

The stadium's inclement weather policy has been enhanced to help fans seek shelter faster.

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