ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WDTN) – The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security wrote on their web page Sunday that everyone planning on attending this Sunday’s game against The Ohio State University Buckeyes should plan for heightened security.
They are asking people to plan to arrive early than normal for the 12:00 p.m. game.
Each person will be screened for prohibited items which will slow the process of getting into Michigan Stadium.
U-M says there are no known specific threats, but out of “an abundance of caution” fans will be asked to open their coats for a visual inspection, or asked to empty their pockets.
“We want this to be a safe environment for our patrons and area neighbors,” said Joe Piersante, director of University Security Services with U-M’s Division of Public Safety and Security. “We regularly analyze our security plans and make modifications as necessary. This week, we also will be screening each person entering the Stadium.”
Parking at the U-M Golf Course and Ann Arbor Golf and Outing will open at 7:00 a.m. while parking at the High School across the street from the stadium will begin at 6:00 a.m. The gates at the stadium will open at 9:30 a.m. for club seating and general seating begins at 10 a.m.
Ohio State also took added security measures for their game against Michigan State. Fans were asked to put any items being brought into the game in a clear plastic bag.