CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Eight fans in the stands for the Arkansas
State-Illinois football game had to be taken to hospitals for
treatment of heat-related problems and a number of others were
treated at the stadium.
University of Illinois spokesman Kent Brown said Saturday that a
total of 45 people were treated for heat issues. Temperatures most
of the afternoon were near 100 degrees at Memorial Stadium in
Brown didn't believe any of the people taken to hospitals were
University of Illinois police Lt. Roy Acree said buses parked at
the stadium were used to cool fans down.
The official attendance at the game was said to be more than
45,000, but the crowd was considerably smaller.