Task force meets to look at tailgating rules


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Policies for tailgating before North Carolina State football games are getting another look.

A task force met Tuesday to revisit rules at Carter-Finley Stadium. Among the suggestions — opening stadium parking lots six hours before game time rather than four hours.

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The four-hour limit was strictly enforced during the 2006 season, prompting complaints from Wolfpack fans and students that it was too restrictive. Those concerns were expressed Tuesday by three task-force members. One of the task force members says it was the Number One topic among boosters.

Campus Police director Tom Younce cautions that adding two hours to tailgating would cost up to two-thousand dollars per hour for security and parking-lot personnel.

The panel is expected to meet several more times before making a final recommendation to Chancellor James Oblinger.

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