Kansas State athletic department officials have always been in consultation with area law enforcement officials to maximize security of its fans and game participants. Based on recent events, some suggestions and extra safeguards have been made to enhance security for all patrons and teams.
Stadium officials will formalize the procedure of working with campus, county and state police in checking and preparing the stadium for safety before gates open for each game.
Beginning on Saturday, KSU Stadium staff will continue to enforce the policy against permitting umbrellas and coolers in the stadium. Local law enforcement officials have suggested a ban on coolers and thermos bottles in the stadium and that ban will be enforced beginning on Saturday. Fans will be permitted to bring plastic bottles of water which are smaller than one liter in size.
Small bags and purses will be allowed, but are subject to search.
Fans should expect minor delays in entering the stadium due to the increased level or security, and it is suggested that fans try to come to the gates a little earlier than normal to avoid any lines which may form.
"We are happy that we have had very few security issues at KSU Stadium
in the past," said Tim Weiser, director of athletics at Kansas State. "The
events of the past week across the nation have made us all more aware and
sensitive to the idea that our first priority is the safety and security
of our fans and teams.