Guests at Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena for Tuesday night’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra experienced an upgraded security feature of the arena: walk through metal detectors. Though the metal detectors are a temporary addition for now, arena staff members are currently analyzing the effect of the new security measure on the safety of Tuesday night’s show.
This addition is an upgrade from the arena’s previous standard which required all guests to be scanned individually by security officers with metal detecting wands before being granted entry into the arena.
The Intrust Bank Arena staff is always looking at new ways to ensure safety, according to General Manager A.J. Boleski. While the walk through metal detectors are not being considered a permanent addition, Boleski is considering the permanent addition of upgraded safety features. Boleski adds that there are requested safety risks specific to the groups that perform at the arena, and that he expects the number of additional safety risks to increase in light of recent events and the current state of the world. Intrust Bank Arena will continue to explore more permanent safety solutions in order to stay ahead of the game, according to Boleski.