Heading to Alabama’s home season finale against Mercer? Crimson Tide fans have another reason to get there early – one they’re not used to.
The university is testing “security enhancements” – in this case, metal detectors – for Saturday’s game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the athletic department announced.
Although the university said it has plans to “ensure the continued smooth flow” for fans entering the stadium, there’s always the possibility for delays.
The school said fans must remove any metal objects from their pockets or clothes before they pass through the walk-through metal detectors. If any are found, they will have to discard them or return them to their vehicles before they can be admitted.
The university did not specify any sort of incident or concern that may have prompted the change.
Saturday’s game is the Tide’s final one in Tuscaloosa this season. After that, Alabama heads to Auburn for the Iron Bowl, which will decide the SEC West title, and could then meet Georgia in the SEC championship game in Atlanta.
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