Beefed Up Patrols For FSU, Miami Game

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By: Elizabeth Nickerson
October 28, 2013

Tallahassee, FL--Florida State fans say the stadium will be filled with more excitement for the big game against Miami.

"We got Jameis on field and I know I'll be out in the stands yelling my head off, so I think we got this," said Jana Arnold,an FSU student.

The hurricane winds at the Florida State football practice field are calm now, but the 'Noles is preparing to go against another top ranked team. 'The U' will go against the Seminoles on Saturday and already the team has got their eye on the prize. A hurricane flag is flying high above the practice field.

The police department is beefing up security to ensure a safe weekend among a heated rivalry.

"Win or lose we still want everyone to enjoy the game and be safe," said Dave Northway, from the Tallahassee Police Department. "Our job as the police department is to make sure everybody gets in safely and gets out safely."

There are more than 80,000 seats in the stadium. TPD says more officers will be patrolling the area around the university and some main roads will be closed .

"The traffic pattern will start four hours before the game, so that means anywhere around Gaines Street and West Tennessee towards the stadium," said Northway. "If you are not going to the game stay away from there."

"We don't like Miami, so we always want to be the ones to brag to them," said Rashida Gayle, an FSU student. "It's going to be a great game to watch and I think it will be that crazy."

Pensacola Street near the stadium will also have a different traffic pattern. For more information on blocked roads call the Tallahassee Police Department.

Tallahassee Police Department: (850) 891-4341