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Rupp announces 'enhanced security' for UK Alumni Charity Game

Marcy Jordan, of Paducah, KY, cheers for both the blue and white teams during the UK Alumni Charity Game on September, 9th, 2013 at Rupp Arena. Photo by Katie Decker. Over one million dollars was donated to local charities.
Marcy Jordan, of Paducah, KY, cheers for both the blue and white teams during the UK Alumni Charity Game on September, 9th, 2013 at Rupp Arena. Photo by Katie Decker. Over one million dollars was donated to local charities.

Because of NBA concerns about player safety, fans attending the University of Kentucky's Alumni Charity Basketball Game on Sunday will have to go through what Rupp Arena officials are calling “enhanced security measures.”

Every fan must be scanned by hand-held metal detectors as they enter the facility, a Rupp Arena news release Wednesday said. Fans are asked to arrive early. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with the game set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Rupp Arena also advised fans that photography is restricted to non-professional point-and-shoot style cameras from assigned seats. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted. Cameras with detachable lenses, flash photography, video cameras or any other audio/visual equipment, Go Pros, tablets and iPads are prohibited.

Similar security measures and photo restrictions will be in effect for the Oct. 17 NBA exhibition game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings in Rupp Arena.

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