Solid Blue fans should expect tighter security at Rupp


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Solid Blue fans should expect even tighter security at Rupp Arena, starting with the UK basketball game next Wednesday with EKU.

Last year, people had to take off their coats. Starting next week, there will also be increased visual screenings, as well as enhanced bag checks. The school says people with heavy or bulky clothes may be subject to additional security screening.

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UK suggests fans arrive early. It says doors will open 90 minutes before tip-off. Also, there are several things that will not be allowed in Rupp, including backpacks, glass and aluminum containers, selfie sticks and noisemakers. Click here for the full list.

The university says these changes have been in the works for a year. It says they were not prompted by the recent attacks in Paris, France or the shootings in San Bernardino.