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East Carolina University put out large signs directing traffic and parking around campus in efforts to prepare for the football's season opener this weekend on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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East Carolina University put out large signs directing traffic and parking around campus in efforts to prepare for the football's season opener this weekend on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

Officials prepare for football traffic

By Jane Dail

The Daily Reflector

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As the East Carolina University football team readies for its first game of the season on Saturday, officials are preparing for traffic and other potential hazards.

With 45,000 to 48,000 fans expected to attend the 7 p.m. game against Old Dominion University, the ECU Police Department has instated several new security and safety measures this year to protect spectators and motorists.


Lt. Chris Sutton said the department will use dogs that can detect explosives to screen the stadium area and other facilities the day before and the day of every game. Dogs have been used before on a spot basis only, he said.

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