Heightened Security Measures at State Sporting Events

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Officials at several Connecticut sporting events are taking another look at security measures in response to the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

The state’s largest event is the Travelers Championship PGA golf tournament in Cromwell, which draws more than 200,000 fans a year. Tournament Director Nathan Grube says safety is a top priority every year, but he expects to hold more discussions about security because of the Boston blasts. This year’s tournament is set for June 20 to 23.

Security officials at Rentschler Field in East Hartford say they’ve decided to add more security for the University of Connecticut’s annual spring football game this Saturday. They’re also urging people not to bring backpacks.

Organizers of the ING Hartford Marathon say they’re reviewing security for this year’s event on Oct. 12.

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