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Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:44 pm

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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:06 pm

We already get frisked and wanded. What’s next, a rectal exam?
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby penmyst on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:09 pm

Shyster wrote:We already get frisked and wanded. What’s next, a rectal exam?


Let's hope not. When the Flyers come to town, games would NEVER get started.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:11 pm

I'm guessing they will now search purses and bags.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby skullman80 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:21 pm

Probably should have searched purses and bags from the get go. I always thought the security when you go in there was fairly lax.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:28 pm

skullman80 wrote:Probably should have searched purses and bags from the get go. I always thought the security when you go in there was fairly lax.


I always have the small purse I take to the games open when I go through the gates. It was only looked at once this season.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby no name on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:32 pm

I always put my little bottle of rum in my sock, they never find it. I can't spend $37.50 worth of beer every home game i attend, over a year it adds up.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby zarleyzalapskisarmy on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:58 pm

For years I've kept a small but sharp lock blade pocket knife in my jacket (I walk around alone in the city quite a bit, never had to use it). The metal detectors at either arena have never once found it. It'll find my keys just fine, but not the knife. Makes you wonder what the security is really good for.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby penny lane on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:03 pm

They have been searching purses. My hope is they don't make you dump everything like at heinz field.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby longtimeseasontixholder on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Maybe this will finally prevent the Knitting Lady from bringing in those spears she calls sewing needles. How was she getting away with that to begin with?
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:43 pm

no name wrote:I always put my little bottle of rum in my sock, they never find it. I can't spend $37.50 worth of beer every home game i attend, over a year it adds up.

That’s an excellent example of why the searches they’ve been doing at the doors are examples of Security Theater, not real security. They don’t check legs or ankles. If I theoretically wanted to carry guns into the CEC tomorrow, I bet I could get in at least three: two in ankle holsters on each leg and one under a hat (they don’t check headwear either).
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Henry Hank on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:59 pm

I've always thought that the security at Pens games and most sporting events in general has been really weak. As others have noted, they never check your legs/ankles. We live in a crazy world, I don't really have a problem with some added inconvenience if it means some less chance of a crazy person bringing in a gun and shooting a bunch of people.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:39 pm

lol, cause the bomb squad in Boston that WAS HOLDING A DRILL IN THE AREA really did their job so well

i'm sure that the pittsburgh ushers will turn into jean-claude van damme should a threat walk in. :roll:
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Fire0nice228 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Hopefully before this thread totally derails, at PNC arena in Raleigh you have to empty your pockets into a bowl so they can check your stuff and walk through a full body metal detector.. I see security patrols all the time in there too. Much moreso than Consol.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby jwest21 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:34 pm

Thank you Mods
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Admin on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:38 pm

jwest21 wrote:Thank you Mods

Tighter security at LGP starting today. ;)
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby jwest21 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:40 pm

Admin wrote:
jwest21 wrote:Thank you Mods

Tighter security at LGP starting today. ;)

Love it. Arby's is on me next time
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:24 pm

Fire0nice228 wrote:Hopefully before this thread totally derails, at PNC arena in Raleigh you have to empty your pockets into a bowl so they can check your stuff and walk through a full body metal detector.. I see security patrols all the time in there too. Much moreso than Consol.

If you know, how long does it take? How many entrances do they have, and how many detectors are at each entrance? Does that arena have more entrances than the CEC? I really don’t want the CEC to turn into something like the airport where you need to factor in an hour just to go through security.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby legame on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:59 pm

I haven't been to the CEC, but I get to at least ten Canes game per year. I honestly just assumed that all arenas have you empty your pockets and walk through detectors? Even at or just before puck drop, it's no more than a minute or so process entering.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:01 pm

Admin wrote:
jwest21 wrote:Thank you Mods

Tighter security at LGP starting today. ;)


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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:14 pm

legame wrote:I haven't been to the CEC, but I get to at least ten Canes game per year. I honestly just assumed that all arenas have you empty your pockets and walk through detectors? Even at or just before puck drop, it's no more than a minute or so process entering.


Nationwide Arena seems like walking into your own home compared to what you described.

They make you show them your waistband. Some nights they'll randomly wand a few people, but it truly is random.
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby CERV96 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:20 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
legame wrote:I haven't been to the CEC, but I get to at least ten Canes game per year. I honestly just assumed that all arenas have you empty your pockets and walk through detectors? Even at or just before puck drop, it's no more than a minute or so process entering.


Nationwide Arena seems like walking into your own home compared to what you described.

They make you show them your waistband. Some nights they'll randomly wand a few people, but it truly is random.


I wish my Blue Jackets ticket rep would search me. She is hot!
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:53 pm

I hate events like Boston because all it does is make people feel the need for "security" in public. I mean seriously, a person wouldn't necessarily have to enter a venue to cause havoc. Boston was an example of this.

But I am also looser with my personal security so I know I am in the minority.

In any event, people that are attending sporting events I hope still enjoy them!
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Firebird on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:58 pm

I've never been searched or emptied my pockets going into any arena......I just walked in..

Hell, I got into the end of a world series game a few years back without tickets
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Re: Tighter security at Pens games starting tomorrow

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:00 pm

I was searched and told to remove things from my pockets when I was at the Frozen Four, and I even had credentials to be there. So I guess security is hit and miss?
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