Auburn Police: What you need to know about the Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — If you’re heading to Auburn for the Iron Bowl, police want you to know they will be stepping up patrols to secure safety for the big game. Up to 100,000 people will be pouring into the city, and police say they will not tolerate behavior that could put others in danger.

Police say they have been planning for game day security for about a month now. Around 15 different agencies will be in place to deal with the crowds. While police say many of the offenses they deal with are traffic violations, that’s not all they’ll see on Iron Bowl weekend.

“With the additional people here, you’re always going to have alcohol in the community, so we do have those instances, unfortunately, we will have some fights and disorderly calls. A lot of those kind of things, and we’ll have thefts, too, just opportunity things, where someone will see something laying around. That’s why we urge people, even in the game day environment, don’t leave valuables just laying around,” said Auburn Police Chief Paul Register.

Police are also urging you to get to the stadium early on game day and leave any large bags or backpacks at home. That will ensure you have plenty of time to make it through security and into the stadium.

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