Thousands of people will be traveling to Ames today for the annual Iowa/Iowa State football game. Lieutenant Elliott Florer of the Iowa State University Police Department has this advice for those coming to the game is to have patience and good sportsmanship.
“Obviously, Iowa/Iowa State is the biggest game that we handle here at home. We urge people to get here early and be patient with traffic,” Florer says. “We’re expecting about 75,000 people to be in Ames and around the stadium for the game even though we don’t have a stadium that holds that many — so we just ask people to be patient and exhibit good sportsmanship.” Florer said once fans arrive at the stadium, they will be checked over by security.
He says they have a company that checks people coming into the stadium while the local and state police agencies will be patrolling the area and handling traffic. “So you’ll see officers in every area whether it’s a grass tailgate lot, a cement area or inside the stadium,” Florer says. Florer said the goal is to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time.
“We believe in the statement ‘if you see something, say something,’ so if you as a fan or if you are here in Ames for the game and you see something that is dangerous or concerning or suspicious, we urge people to call the Iowa State University Police Department at: 515-294–4428,” Florer says.
Game time is set for 5:00 o’clock.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)