Pitt issues security reminders for tonight's game at Heinz Field

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Pitt's athletic department has issued the following reminders for fans who are attending tonight's game against South Florida. There is expected to be enhanced security and getting into the game could take longer than usual.

• Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid anticipated heavy traffic and last-minute crowds at the gates, and to enjoy in-stadium pregame festivities. All gates will open at 6 p.m. and all fans entering Heinz Field will be subject to full pat downs.

• Coolers, bags, backpacks and large purses (larger than 8?? by 11) will be prohibited. Small purses, fanny packs, small camera cases, binocular cases and diaper bags will be permitted. However, all bags are subject to inspection. All bags that do not pass security must be returned to vehicles. In addition, Thermoses will not be permitted in the stadium.

• Signs and apparel with foul language or inappropriate messages are prohibited in Heinz Field. Fans with signage or apparel bearing foul language will not be allowed into Heinz Field or will be subject to expulsion from the stadium.

• Heinz Field management recommends that all fans lock their vehicles and keep personal belongings out of sight before entering the stadium. Fans are advised to not leave valuables in their vehicles during games.

Paul Zeise: pzeise@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1720


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