RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – N.C. State University, responding to the terrorist attacks in Paris, is hiking security at its final two home football games of the season, the school said Thursday.
“While the Department of Homeland Security advises that there are currently no known threats against collegiate stadiums, the university is taking additional precautions at Carter-Finley Stadium for the safety of all fans, staff and student-athletes,” the university said in a release on gopack.com.
The university said there will be an increase in security and law enforcement officers inside and outside of the stadium, parking lots and surrounding areas.
State plays Syracuse Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Military Appreciation Day. The Wolfpack closes out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 28, against North Carolina. That game time has not been announced.
Fans are encouraged to arrive at the stadium gates at least 30 minutes earlier than normal to accommodate increased security screening. All stadium gates will open two hours prior to kickoff.
Fans are also being encouraged to not bring a bag into Carter-Finley Stadium. If you need a bag, a clear plastic bag is recommended. No bag can be larger than 14×14 inches. Backpacks are not allowed and all bags are subject to search.