War Memorial Stadium preps for high school football championships

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) - On Saturday and Sunday, thousands of Arkansas high school football fans will fill War Memorial Stadium for the high school football championships.

It marks the tail end of a football season that began with a scary incident during the Salt Bowl in that very stadium.

The Osceola Seminoles, the only local team left in the state playoffs, won’t know until Saturday if they’ll be making the trip to Little Rock to play for a state championship next week.

War Memorial Stadium officials are also preparing for the playoffs. They say in light of the Salt Bowl incident, they are not taking any chances when it comes to safety.

Arkansas State Parks have added a clear bag policy. During the games, there will be state park rangers, Little Rock police officers, Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies, and school resource officers patrolling the area.

Meg Matthews said the new security measures have been well received by fans.

“We haven’t had any incidents, and we are really looking forward to these high school games, we think they’re going be a lot of fun, and go team, may the best one win," Matthews told KATV.

One exception will be made for the games, which usually doesn’t happen.

You will be allowed to bring an umbrella to the games.

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