Nov. 12, 2015
Marquette University and the BMO Harris Bradley Center will implement enhanced security standards this season, with walkthrough metal detectors (WTMD) serving as the primary method of fan screening at future Marquette games.
These procedures, implemented this year for Milwaukee Bucks games, will be introduced at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the Marquette game on November 16 vs. IUPUI.
"Fan comfort and safety is the top priority for every event we do at the BMO Harris Bradley Center," said Steve Costello, President and CEO of the BMO Harris Bradley Center. "We are pleased that working with Marquette University, we can utilize these new admission procedures which are designed to ensure all guests attending Marquette games enjoy a great fan experience with a high level of confidence that the facility is safe and secure"
Fans should keep the following in mind before they arrive at the arena entrance to expedite the process:
- 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, including keys, smart phones, and other metal objects.
- Place those items in bins on the divesting tables for review by security staff while fans walk thru the WTMD.
- If the WTMD alarm sounds, fans will be subject to a secondary screening which may slow their entry into the arena.
- The bag policy has not changed: all permitted bags must be searched thoroughly. Permitted bags should be soft-sided, not larger than 14" x 6" x 14" and able to fit completely beneath an arena seat. Bags that are fully packed take longer to search; clear bags and those packed loosely are more easily examined.
A list of all prohibited items and additional information can be found at the following link.