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SEC Recommends Security/Safety Measures 9/4/02

The Southeastern Conference has made recommendations to its members concerning security and safety measures for all football games. Of particular impact at Vanderbilt is the SEC's recommendation that all public streets within 150 yards of Vanderbilt Stadium be closed to traffic during the course of a game day. To accommodate these requests, Vanderbilt Athletics, in conjunction with VUPD, Metro Police and Metro Public Works, has put in place the following measures:

* Jess Neely Drive, between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 6 hours prior to kick-off and ending approximately 1 hour after the end of the game.

* Natchez Trace, between Dudley Avenue and West End, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 6 hours prior to kick-off and ending approximately 1 hour after the end of the game

* Kensington Place, between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 2 hours prior to kick-off and ending approximately 1 hour after the end of the game

* VUPD, in conjunction with Metro Police, will manage all traffic signals and intersections to assist with ingress, traffic flow and egress after the game.

* VUPD, working with Metro Police, will monitor game day street parking in the neighborhoods adjacent to Vanderbilt's campus

A map is attached to this document to illustrate the street closures and different avenues for traffic ingress and egress.

In addition, the following security measures and recommendations have been made:

* Fans should not bring backpacks, coolers or any large bags into the stadium. Those who do will be required to open them for inspection at designated gates.

* Additional university police and event staff will be on hand to provide security at entrances and around the stadium.

* Fans are encouraged to arrive early because of expected delays.

* Fans are encouraged to report any unusual activity.

* Prohibited items include: weapons, alcohol, video cameras, glass or cans, Thermoses in excess of two quarts, picnic baskets, ice chests, horns of any kind, unauthorized merchandise, flags or banners, signs on sticks or placards and leaflets not approved by the university.

 


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)