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Metal Detectors to be used at Bucks Games

Metal detectors will be used at the BMO Harris Bradley Center during Milwaukee Bucks games. NBA Arena Security has implemented new standards this season, with walk-through metal detectors serving as the primary method of fan screening at all NBA games.

Steve Costello, president and CEO of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, said it should be a smooth transition from their old security system.

“We've already been wading with hand wands as guests arrived at the building," Costello said. "These walk through metal detectors allows a less intrusive way to divest themselves of key metal objects like phones and keys, anything else significant that they might have and then to walk through the metal detectors through the guidance and support of staff and in most cases enter the building without any further check.”

These will first be used at the BMO Harris Bradley Center at the Bucks’ preseason game on Oct. 10 vs. Detroit.

Fans  are being asked to:

  • Minimize the number of personal items they bring to the game.
  • Remove from their clothing and belongings all items that may trigger a WTMD alarm.
  • Hold those items visibly in their hand or, as a better option, place them on the divesting table for inspection. In most cases, security screeners will have plastic bins into which those items can be placed while fans walk through the WTMD.
  • If the WTMD alarm sounds, fans will be subject to a secondary screening which may slow their entry into the arena.
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