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Here's everything you need to know for Saturday's 45th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl in Shreveport!

Events Surrounding the 45th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Friday, December 17th’s Independence Bowl activities will include a press conference and the Coors Light Block Party in Shreveport’s Red River District from 5 - 9:30 pm with a special pep rally and battle of the bands at 7 pm. While the block party kicks off in the Red River District, there will be a Mardi Gras preview parade starting at 5:30 pm at the Louisiana Boardwalk and ending in the Red River District. Saturday's Coca-Cola Fan Fest runs 10 am - 2 pm at the state fairgrounds with live music and activities leading up to kick off at 2:30 pm on ABC. Saturday’s game will also feature a flyover by 3 B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base. Don't forget to bring a new unwrapped toy or a monetary gift to donate for Operation Santa Claus!

List of Prohibited Items Inside Independence Stadium for the Shreveport Police Department

· All bags brought into the facility must be clear, NO EXCEPTIONS
· No outside food or drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
· Ice chests/coolers
· Video cameras
· Firearms
· Mace
· Knives
· Straight blades of any kind
· Pocket tools
· Taser or stun guns
· Umbrellas
· Laser pointers/lights
· Telephoto lenses more than six (6) inches long
· Smoking and vaping ARE PROHIBITED inside of the stadium

General Safety Tips for the Independence Bowl from the Shreveport Police Department

· Please lock your vehicles
· Store all valuables in your trunk or leave them at home
· Walk in groups if possible
· Drive slowly and watch out for children
· Carry your cash or cards in your front pocket
· Do not be distracted by your cell phone while you are walking
· Watch your surroundings
· Report unruly or suspicious behavior to police
· Treat others as you would want to be treated

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