Intrust Bank Arena will begin using walk-through metal detectors for all events starting with the Barry Manilow concert this Friday night, the venue announced Wednesday.
The arena has been using wands, searching bags and prohibiting large bags since the Taylor Swift concert in August 2013, a news release said. The walk-through detectors are another step in increasing security, the release said.
Walk-through metal detectors have become more common across the country, the news release said, and the arena used them at the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts in December without noting any increased delays in getting people in.
The arena said that the security measures will be used to prevent hazardous and prohibited items from entering the venue. Bags that are bigger than 16 inches long by 8 inches wide by 12 inches high are not allowed. A list of some of the other prohibited items can be found on the arena’s website, www.intrustbankarena.com.