Blacksburg police increasing presence for Labor Day weekend concert, Ohio State game

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - The Blacksburg Police Department says they are preparing for a busy Labor Day weekend. Two big activities are planned on campus.

A free Brad Paisley concert is being held at Lane Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Monday is the big Virginia Tech football game versus Ohio State. Tens of thousands of people are expected to travel to the area starting Thursday.

As a result, police are increasing their presence. Extra officers will be stationed around the area keeping watch.

Police have been planning patrols and brainstorming ways to react to unruly crowds for weeks.

Officers main message to the community is have fun, but be safe.