University to begin using metal detectors at all reserved-ticket events
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, April 11, 2019
Metal detectors will be used at all reserve-ticketed events at Notre Dame beginning this fall, the University announced in a press release Thursday. The decision comes following recent efforts to enhance security at campus events, including enacting a clear-bag policy at all home football games.
The policy will primarily affect major sporting events on campus including football games, men’s and women’s basketball games and hockey games, the release said. Metal detectors will first be used on Sept. 14 — the first home football game of the 2019 season.
“As we continue to analyze our safety and security procedures, the introduction of metal detectors adds another layer of protection for guests, teams and staff,” Mike Seamon, vice president for campus safety and University operations, said in the release. “Most fans have likely experienced this added safety precaution when attending games at other college or professional venues. This technology aligns Notre Dame’s fan safety procedures with industry best practices.”
Metal detectors may also be used at other sporting and non-sporting events on campus if determined to be necessary, according to the release. Individuals attending events where metal detectors are being used are encouraged to account for the metal detector process when making their plans.
Individuals can learn more about the University’s security policies at Notre Dame’s official gameday website.