The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena announced today security enhancements that are being implemented immediately to increase the level of safety provided to its patrons and employees. These new enhancements include stricter guidelines and restrictions on the current bag policy. The new security measures will be in place beginning with the Neil Diamond concert this Friday, July 14.
The Arena’s updated bag policy will only allow bags sized 14” long by 14” wide by 6” high or smaller inside the venue. Additionally, backpacks will no longer be permitted at INTRUST Bank Arena events. Diaper bags and medical bags will be permitted but will be subject to search and a full security screening prior to entering.
The arena started the process of wanding and bag searching, and also implemented a bag policy, in August of 2013 and further enhanced these security measures with the implementation of walk-through metal detectors in February of 2016.
INTRUST Bank Arena’s security measures are in line with industry standards and security enhancements will continue to be made as needed.
“Safety continues to be and will always be a top priority at INTRUST Bank Arena for both our guests and our employees,” said SMG General Manager, A.J. Boleski. “We will continue to look for ways to further enhance our security measures and are always in-tune with industry trends in an effort to provide both a safe and enjoyable guest experience.”
Additionally, INTRUST Bank Arena actively promotes and utilizes the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign to its guests and employees. ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ is a national campaign that is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees; to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper law enforcement authorities. INTRUST Bank Arena respects the privacy of its guests and the enhanced security measures will only be used to prevent hazardous and prohibited items from entering the venue. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit www.intrustbankarena.com.