(WBIR-Knoxville) UT will open the 2013 football season Saturday against Austin Peay. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm.
The biggest change this year for fans will be the enforcement of the no backpack policy. KPD Chief David Rausch says they've been understanding in the past when it came to backpacks, and as long as they fit the 12x12x12 guidelines, they were allowed in.
In the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, officials decided it was time to be more strict about what was allowed at the stadium. Backpacks are prohibited. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle or dispose of them.
"We have consistently talked about those things that could be hazards," Chief Rausch said. "We had the conversations about backpacks for a long time. The fact that Boston happened honed in on our attention."
Here's a list of all items prohibited in Neyland Stadium.