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Long lines, extra security expected at UConn Homecoming game

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New metal dectors being installed earlier this week outside Pratt & Whitney Stadium.  (WFSB) New metal dectors being installed earlier this week outside Pratt & Whitney Stadium. (WFSB)
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Fans heading to the University of Connecticut Homecoming game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday should plan for longer than usual lines.

Earlier in the week UConn officials announced that security at both the stadium at Rentschler Field and at the XL Center were being increased for sporting events.

This included the installation of metal detectors which all attendees will be required to walk through.

Guests who refuse to or are unable to walk through a metal detector will be wanded for security, which could further delay the process, officials said.

In addition, no bags larger than 12" x 6" by 12" will be permitted in either stadium, this includes backpacks, camera cases and large purses.  Exceptions will be made for those with medical items and diaper bags that are accompanying a child.  However, those items will go through a full inspection. 

Fans who bring larger bags will be asked to return them to their vehicle or discard of them, there will be no on-site storage of personal belongings.

Officials expect that it will take time for fans to learn the new procedures and advised those attending the game on Saturday vs. Tulsa to come early and prepare to wait in line.

For more details on the policy and a complete list of prohibited items you can visit the UConn Huskies website here.

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