Troy University Getting Set for Start of Football Season

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TROY, Ala. (WTVY) -- The date is set. The field is ready. The Troy Trojans kick off against the 22nd ranked Boise State Broncos, Saturday, September 1st at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Preparations have been going on for weeks-- making sure every detail is taken care of.

One of the big issues: Game day traffic flow.

Troy Dean of Student Services, Herbert Reeves tells us, "Specifically, University Avenue is closed down 8 AM from the roundabout down by the dining hall, all the way to George Wallace Drive, so traffic is restricted there."

They're also taking measures on safety inside Memorial Stadium.

"We do not have a clear bag policy but we do check bags coming in if they're bringing a large bag or a backpack or something, those bags are checked," says Reeves.

With stadium security and traffic handled, across the Troy campus, students are getting pumped for the start of the season. And for some, it'll be their first time.

Freshman Tanner Jackson says, "We're all extremely excited, a bunch of buzz going around the campus. I'm a Freshman, so it'll be my first year, ready to tailgate and see what they can do."

Fellow Freshman, Morgan Smith tells us, "I've been coming to Troy Football for about two years now, so I'm ready for it... Dude, I'm just ready for Troy to be ranked again, honestly."

Reeves also says if you're coming from Highway 231, you can drive through George Wallace Drive up until an hour before kickoff or you can take South Brundidge Street to get onto the campus.

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