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PNC Arena ups security in light of Boston tragedy

Posted April 18, 2013

— Following the tragedy at the Boston Marathon Monday, big public venues where sporting events take place have started looking more closely at security this week.

Fans heading to Saturday night's Hurricane's game will notice some changes at Raleigh's PNC Arena.

Managers at PNC Arena started talking about how to improve security right after the Boston bombings.

"I met with my staff Tuesday morning," said PNC General Manager Dave Olsen. "It's a reminder, dust everything off and make sure you're being more diligent then you were last week."

PNC already has high level security in that all access to the building is through metal detectors.

"We catch guns and the knives and the contraband that people shouldn't be bringing in," said Olsen.

But in light of Boston, the general manager tells us all trashcans on the perimeter of the building have also now been removed.

"Being that this might have been a trash can type plant, we've removed our trashcans from the exterior," Olsen said.

Upon entering the arena fans already have to get their bag checked, then go through a metal detector, and now it's not until they are completely cleared, that they will see a trash can.

More security personnel will be working the upcoming games and new signs are also being posted throughout the building asking patrons to report if they see something suspicious.

"I'm not too worried about it around here, but it always makes you feel nice that they're doing something extra," said Hurricanes season ticket holder Rob Klink.

Klink believes the signs are good reminders that we are all responsible for security.

"I think that's the easiest way to find something before it happens," Klink said.

Incidentally the metal detectors are also the product of lessons learned, as they were purchased right after 911.

The Hurricanes have just three games left this week but the higher level of security will continue here into the concert season.
 

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  • tired2 Apr 21, 2013

    So where do you put the drinks you can't take in when you get to the door...we have become so obsessive...over the top...removing trash cans will NOT prevent anything. But if you paranoid people feel better and want to be coddled,,,then so be it

  • 123dnih Apr 19, 2013

    brought in a few more rent a cops?

  • My24cents Apr 18, 2013

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    When off-duty cops attend games they may be drinking like other patrons. They don't need to be carrying firearms!

  • lilpartigrl Apr 18, 2013

    They increase security, but won't allow off-duty cops to carry their guns while inside the facility..... doesn't make sense to me??

  • StunGunn Apr 18, 2013

    I think the security was already pretty tight at the PNC. When I go to Canes games, they check bags just like at the airport, and there's a metal detector. I don't think anyone will complain about any amount of security after what happened at the Boston Marathon.

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