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Heightened security at Iowa game after Paris Attacks

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be playing their last home game of the season this weekend and the university is planning to up security. According to a statement sent to KWWL, this heightened security comes after "recent international events."

The University of Iowa Athletics Department and police are asking fans to get to the game early and come prepared. They say there will be an extensive screening process in which they have modeled after the NFL.

University officials say the heightened security is not tied to any specific threats.

The following will be permitted:

• Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 14” X 14”

• One-gallon clear plastic bag (Ziploc or similar)

• Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5” X 6.5”

• Patrons with infants will be permitted to bring diaper bags

• Binoculars, blankets, seat cushions, one sealed plastic water bottle, food contained in a one-gallon clear plastic bag

*Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gates

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

• Alcohol, coolers, kegs, camel backs, thermoses, canned or bottled beverages

• Backpacks, purses and handbags

• Banners and signs

• Large lens (6 inches or more) cameras and tripods

• Noisemakers, horns, bugles or other disruptive devices

• Personal seat backs

• Strollers

• Tobacco of any kind

• Umbrellas

• Weapons

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