Since I, for one, am completely not used to this. This is NOT a noon game. Nor is it a 1 pm game. It is a 3:45 start time. Weird, I know. We’ll all try to cope.
And in light of the attacks in Paris last week, stadium security is back up to tight levels.
E.J. Borghetti, Pitt’s executive associate athletic director for media relations, said Wednesday that the university would take the same precautions as the Steelers did for their game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Heinz Field is owned by the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and operated by PSSI Stadium Corp., an entity linked to the Steelers.
Fans and employees will be required to open their outerwear, and security guards will pat down those entering the stadium.
Some people also may be asked to empty their pockets, depending on the circumstances.
The school is discouraging bags at the game, although clear, one-gallon zip-closed plastic bags will be allowed.
Expect long lines and give yourself plenty of time to feel violated.