Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that walk-through metal detectors (magnetometers) will be installed at all main entrances to Rogers Arena beginning on Tuesday, September 22nd vs San Jose. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier than they usually would, and even earlier if they typically arrive close to puck drop. Fans should also pack light and check their tickets for a suggested entrance that will help them enter faster.
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.
For a list of prohibited items and further information, fans are encouraged to visit Canucks.com/safety.
Note To Editors: The Vancouver Canucks are extending an invitation to media to attend a brief demonstration of the new security measures in action on Thursday, September 17th at 9am. The demonstration will take place through the back-of-house entrance by Gate 16. Security officials will also be on hand to answer any questions.