50,000 Fans Expected To Turn Out For Gatornationals This Weekend
After two days of rainy weather, fans finally get to experience a day of racing with blue skies. They also get to experience some new rules at the racetrack.
Now that the rain has finally gone away, tens of thousands of fans are turning out to Gatornationals. Rules have changed this year in terms of what you can bring in and can't.
Event Supervisor Cedric Holton says they have at least 50 staff members positioned at the gates to check bags. Holton says last year people were allowed to bring in alcohol so they had to confiscate about a coolers worth, and he says the rules won't stop people from trying to sneak alcohol in.
"People come through one time and they go back out and they don't think we're gonna check them again because they came in before," Holton said. "They wanna show their stamp, so when they come back through again we check them and find stuff."
Sergeant Keith Faulk says other than the alcohol the only other issue people have to worry about is the traffic.
Faulk says they're expecting more than 50,000 people and positioning cars in the already overcrowded parking lot is the challenge.
On Sunday, there will be a charity walk starting at 10 a.m. for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The walk is to raise money for spinal cord injury awareness. For more information, visit darrellgwynnfoundation.org.
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