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New texting service and hand sanitizer for BYU games

New texting service and hand sanitizer for BYU games



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PROVO -- People at LaVell Edwards Stadium have been working for months to get ready for Saturday's home opener against Florida State. Besides the new field, fans will notice some other changes -- like a text messaging system.

Stadium Director Larry Duffin says anyone needing help from security or guest services can text "BYU" and their message to 41513.

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"The stadium dispatch center has contact with plumbers, electricians, EMTs, police officers, ushers, etc.," Duffin said.

But he says you can't text in advice for Coach Bronco Mendenhall.

"If we get sort of a prank type message we will give the individual a warning," he explained. "After the second time, we actually have the ability to block their number."

Stadium employees will hand out cards at the gate with the new texting number on them. Signs are also up in the concourses and on the press box letting people know of the system.

Other changes this fall come because of the H1N1 virus.

"We will have hand sanitizers at every one of the selling locations for concessions and food items, to help people feel a little more comfortable that way," Duffin said.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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