Walk-through metal detectors will be in place this season for University of Arkansas home basketball games at Bud Walton Arena.
The detectors will be operational beginning with the men’s basketball season opener.
According to a news report, metal detectors are already in place at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock and Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, where the Razorbacks’ football and men’s basketball teams play once each year.
“As we enhance our security measures at our venues, we have also made efforts to expedite entry and minimize the inconvenience for our guests,” UA athletics director Hunter Yurachek said in a statement. “Multiple metal detectors will be used at all primary gates and, unlike many other locations where metal detectors are employed, the metal detectors in use at Bud Walton Arena will enable fans to keep many items, like cell phones, keys and wallets, in their pockets or carry them in their hands during the screening process.”
In addition to cell phones, keys and wallets, fans will not be required to remove shoes, belts, coins, watches, jewelry, coats or hats while passing through the metal detectors. Fans will be told to pass through the detectors before scanning their tickets.