AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn fans stormed the field after Auburn beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl this weekend, but it's coming with a hefty price.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday morning that Auburn University will be fined $250,000 for storming the field.
It's Auburn's fourth violation since the policy that prohibits postgame fan access to the competition area was instated in 2004.
The fine will be deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.
Penalties range from $50,000 for the first offense, $100,000 for the second offense and up to $250,000 for the third and any subsequent offenses. Auburn was previously fined in 2013 after Auburn football beat Alabama, in 2016 after men's basketball beat Kentucky and in 2017 after Auburn football beat Alabama.
The policy states that “access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.”