The SEC had a 2020 deadline for getting them in. Auburn beat it by a year.
Walk-through metal detectors are currently being readied for deployment outside each and every gate at Jordan-Hare.
Here’s another photo taken a few days ago of some of the machines outside the east side suites entrance.
When fans arrive at the gates of Jordan-Hare Stadium, they will be asked to follow the instructions of the security screening staff and place large metal objects such as phones, keys, cameras, and approved seat cushions in containers or in their clear bag on screening tables before passing through the walk-through metal detectors. Fans will not be required to remove belts, watches, wallets, jewelry, shoes, jackets, coins or other small objects.
Fans are encouraged to arrive at Jordan-Hare Stadium gates approximately 30 minutes earlier than normal to ensure a smooth entry.
The SEC clear bag policy will continue to be in effect at Jordan-Hare Stadium. To expedite the screening process, fans are urged to use their approved clear bag to carry permitted items into the stadium rather than placing them in the screening table containers.
Best leave those pocket knives at home this season.
Photos: Preston Hornsby