Back in Action: AT&T Stadium to Host First Game Since Fan Fell Over Railing

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ARLINGTON — It was supposed to be a night of football fun for one UT fan, but the night instead ended at JPS Hospital.

Two weeks ago, 48-year-old Kevin Imes fell over the railing at AT&T Stadium during the UT/UCLA game.

Arlington fire officials estimated Imes fell about 15-feet from his section, down to the floor-level suites. Amazingly, Imes was released from the hospital less than a week later. He’s now back at home recovering.

On Saturday, AT&T Stadium will host its first football game since that incident. Arlington’s fire inspector measured the railings after that fall and reported the stadium rails are 30 3/4 inches tall. That exceeds the building code requirements of 26-inches.

NewsFix reached out to the Cowboys to see if any new procedures or policies would be in play for the upcoming game. So far, no response.

Texas A&M and Arkansas fans will fill the seats on Saturday, hopefully that’s where they’ll stay.

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