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Extra Security To Patrol USC-UCLA Game At LA Coliseum

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police and security personnel will step up patrols at Saturday’s UCLA-USC football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, school officials said Friday.

KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero reports the Coliseum’s tailgating policy of just one parking space per car and no amped up tunes will also be strictly enforced.

A joint statement from USC athletic director Pat Haden and UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said staffers from both schools are “coordinating efforts with local, state and federal agencies, among others, to minimize any safety concerns on game day.”

The move comes after 20 people were arrested at last year’s UCLA-USC game at the Rose Bowl – 15 for suspicion of being drunk in public and four for suspicion of going onto the field after the game, police said.

Fans planning to attend the game were urged to report any concerns to notify the closest staff member, contact the Fan Behavior Hotline at (213) 765-5291 or text COLISEUM and the issue and location to 69050.

The stadium gates will open at 3 p.m. Opening kickoff is scheduled shortly after 5 p.m.

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