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Rogers Arena Installs Metal Detectors For Canucks Games

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The days of scanning your ticket and walking through a bag check are over at Rogers Arena, as the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have installed walk-through metal detectors at all main entrances.

The metal detectors were installed in time for the Canucks first home preseason game on September 22, and are expected to cause delays. Fans are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier than they usually would, and even earlier if they typically arrive close to puck drop.

The new safety enhancements are part of the National Hockey League’s initiative to standardize security procedures at all NHL arenas. Fans will now be asked to remove all metal objects from their pockets before passing through the metal detectors, which are similar to those used at airports, only faster without the need to screen luggage. Only in unique circumstances will a pat-down or hand-held wands be used, allowing fans to enter the arena as quickly as possible. All bags will also be subject to inspection, as per previous fan safety protocols.

These new security measures are consistent with those in effect at all other NHL venues, as well as NBA, MLB and NFL venues.

 

As for concerts, Rogers Arena has not announced if metal detectors will be used or the standard ticket scan and bag check. Also new this year is dynamic pricing, for single game Canucks tickets.

 

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