Metal detectors to be at every entrance
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 29, 2015) — As part of its continued commitment to security, AEG Facilities’ KFC Yum! Center will implement additional security measures at all of its events beginning Jan. 14, 2016.
Through collaborations between AEG Facilities, the Louisville Arena Authority and the University of Louisville, the arena will install walk-through metal detectors at each of its entrances. The arena will open doors 90 minutes prior to most events and fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow extra time for these procedures.
In alignment with the policies at several sports venues around the U.S., including all NBA arenas, the KFC Yum! Center will also require that purses be no larger than 14 x 14 x 6. Backpacks and briefcases remain prohibited.
KFC Yum! Center changes:
- All patrons will be required to pass through metal detectors upon entry to the building
- Purses can be no larger than 14 x 14 x 6
- Doors will open one hour prior to women’s basketball games and 90 minutes prior to men’s basketball games and other events. Fans may wish to allow extra time for building entry.
The KFC Yum! Center respects the privacy of its guests and the enhanced security measures will only be used to prevent hazardous and prohibited items from entering the venue.
“The safety of each guest who enters the KFC Yum! Center is our top priority at all of our events and we believe that these additional security measures will help us maintain a safe atmosphere for our fans and downtown Louisville as a whole,” said KFC Yum! Center general manager Dennis Petrullo. “These procedures are just one part of our larger security planning efforts that includes constant collaboration with the Louisville Metro Police Department and various other entities.”