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Enhancing venue safety: New metal detector protocol at Lane Stadium

From: Virginia Tech Public Safety and Virginia Tech Athletics

As part of Virginia Tech's commitment to ensuring the safety of and providing a secure environment of all attendees, walk-through metal detectors will be implemented at all entrances at Lane Stadium, starting at the Sept. 2 home game against Old Dominion University.

Upon arriving at Lane Stadium, fans will receive guidance from security screening personnel. Fans will proceed through metal detectors prior to having their tickets scanned for venue entry. Entrants will not need to remove items such as belts, cell phones, coins, jackets, jewelry, watches, wallets, shoes, or other small objects.

Metal detectors may also be used at other athletic and campus events. This is a common practice at many major sports and event venues across the country.

Virginia Tech Athletics already enforces a policy mandating the use of clear bags during athletic events. Permissible bags include those made of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC, provided they do not surpass the dimensions of 12" x 6" x 12". Alternatively, attendees may use a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (such as a Ziploc bag or a similar product). To expedite the screening process, fans need to use their clear bag to carry approved items. 

New enhancements outlined for the upcoming season can be found here


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