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New security measures debut at Griz football game

Posted at 11:35 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 16:33:04-04

It was a big day for Griz football fans at the home opener over the weekend, but there was new security measures to get used to. UM is implementing a few new ideas, one being clear plastic bags in order to meet updated industry standards.

"I worked well with athletics in this plan so there are no hiccups. The nice part about Washington Grizzly Stadium and the University of Montana is that we're not new to putting on a really good football game," University of Police Sgt. Kurt Feilzer told MTN News. "It's just making sure all our ducks are in a row."

The new clear bag policy and walk-through metal detectors will make game entrance easier for security guards. All bags need to be clear plastic at home games from here on out and if you don't have a bag, you can walk straight through new metal detectors.

The detectors arrived on Friday, and security got trained on how they work hours before the game. UM has 65 event team members who will be patrolling the stadium and surrounding grounds during athletic events.