There was a threat made at Beaver Stadium in anticipation of the Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions football game this afternoon.
Police responded to the threat and conducted an extensive search of the facility before giving it an all clear. They did not find any evidence that a threat may be imminent. David Gray, senior vice president for Finance and Business, released a statement addressing the issue:
“Out of an abundance of caution we are notifying fans and the public of the threat that was received, so that they can make their own choices about personal safety and their attendance at today’s game. Our first obligation is to the safety of the public and, while police and safety officials have given an all-clear for today’s game, we wanted to ensure that visitors were aware of this decision.”
It was not made immediately clear what threat was made or how the threat was made. The capacity for Beaver Stadium is 107,282.
Kickoff has not been changed due to the threat and the stadium is expected to open two hours prior to kickoff as scheduled. However, one has to wonder how something of this nature might affect the players preparation and readiness.
The Golden Gophers are off to a fast start, 3-0, while the Nittany Lions are 2-2.