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Sports and Entertainment Venue Security Recommendations

Students planning to attend an event at an entertainment venue are encouraged to pay particular attention to their surroundings. Notable attacks in places like ManchesterIstanbul and Paris have highlighted the apparent desire of terrorist organizations to target music halls and nightclubs. If students decide to see a show, the below tips can help enhance one’s situational awareness.

 Be aware that not all security screenings at concert halls/nightclubs are the same. Some places require bag checks and others prohibit all types of bags. More stringent security protocols may require pat downs and metal-detector walkthroughs. Specific security information is sometimes published on the club’s website

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