Penn State increases security for Michigan game, Shinedown concert

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WHTM) – Penn State will have additional security screenings at Beaver Stadium for Saturday’s football game against Michigan.

Extra security also will be on hand at the Bryce Jordan Center for Friday’s concert featuring Shinedown, according to a news release from the university.

The additional security follows the Paris terror attacks. There are no known threats against collegiate stadiums.

Football fans should arrive and enter the stadium 30 minutes earlier than normal because of the increased screening at the gates, suite and club entrances. All gates will open at 10 a.m. Kick-off is at noon.

Everyone entering the stadium will be required to open their coats and outerwear. Fans will be patted down in separate lines at entry points, including the employee entrance, and some may be asked to empty their pockets at the gate.

Fans should leave any bags at home or in their car. All bags that meet the Penn State bag policy could be searched.

Clear, one-gallon, zip-style plastic bags and wristlets no larger than 4″ x 6″ x 1″ are permitted in the stadium, but may be inspected.

Concertgoers should arrive earlier than the 6 p.m. advertised door opening. They will undergo a pat-down at all four gates. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Backpacks and large bags are not permitted at Bryce Jordan Center events.

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