COLLEGE STATION, TX — Fans in attendance at this Saturday's Mississipi State vs. Texas A&M game may go through new security measures.
"What we are doing is preparing for the SEC mandated enhanced security measures that go into affect in the fall of 2020 for football and men’s basketball that requires all guests to go through metal detection,“ explained Steve Miller, an Assistant AD at Texas A&M.
Up until this point, fans only had to undergo a clear bag policy, but due to the new security mandate handed down by the SEC, metal detection will be added.
“Guests will experience metal detectors at various entries at Kyle Field over the last three games of the season,” explained Miller.
Miller explained their goal is to make the new security measures incremental.
“What we want to do is prepare our guests and our staff and make a gradual implementation of the measures. We don’t want to debut all 141 points of entry at Kyle Field next September," said Miller.
During the remaining home games in 2019 season, fans can expect to see more metal detectors at various gates. Miller did not disclose which entry points would be receiving metal detectors for security reasons.
"Everything we’re doing is for our guests experience and our number one priority is safety and this is the next step in creating an even safer guest experience for fans here at Texas A&M,“ said Miller.