Fireworks illuminate UNT’s homecoming bonfire Oct. 26 near Apogee Stadium.

Yes, although it could depend on the situation, said Jessica Rogers, city spokeswoman. 

Article II, Section 17-20 of the city government's code of ordinances outlines the general restrictions on nuisance noise, including the city's intent on regulating the activity to protect sleep and repose, commerce, the quality of environment and the enjoyment of private property. The ordinance includes specific limitations for daytime and nighttime noise-making as well as restrictions for amplified music, public address systems and other noise-making devices. 

The ordinance also provides an opportunity for entities to receive a variance from the City Council. Rogers said a brief search of city records back to 2009 showed that the University of North Texas has never sought a noise variance for activities at Apogee Stadium, including its cannon fire and public address system for home football games. 

The UNT-Florida Atlantic University game ended about midnight Thursday.

— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

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