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Posts to protect stadium

July 28, 2002

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— Officials plan to install concrete posts in front of Raymond James Stadium to protect against a terrorist attack.

The home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be protected by 700 posts, which are expected to be in place before the team's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on Aug. 12, officials said.

The posts would prevent someone from driving a car, possibly loaded with a bomb, into the stadium.

"You want to have a facade such that no car could have a running start at your vulnerable areas," Tampa Sports Authority spokeswoman Barbara Casey said.

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