UNCC works to keep tailgating students safe

Maintaining control of rowdy tailgates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rowdy tailgating can push passionate fans over the edge. Reports pile up nationally of brawls of fans taking out their rage.

UNC Charlotte Police Chief Jeff Baker established the game day safety policy for the budding program and says following it is critical to keeping campus fun and safe.

"We routinely go to our tailgate lots. We monitor them throughout the game day and make sure that there is law and order," said Baker.

Chief Baker says one of the most important aspects of maintaining control is getting to a situation before it escalates.

"Not only do we have police, we also have t-shirt security that monitor and could call us if they saw something get out of hand. We have our specified tailgate spots. You know you just can't come in rouge and setup like that," said Baker.

Baker says all hands are on deck during game day except for the overnight shift. So far he says they've not had any major incidents at the 49rs home games.


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