Penn State Athletics Announces New Beaver Stadium Security Measures
Penn State Athletics announced new security measures for entering Beaver Stadium this year on Tuesday.
The new security measure will include screening with metal detecting wands at every stadium entry gate. To accommodate this new measure, all public entrances (including ADA and student entrances) will open two hours prior to the start of the game so all fans will have ample time to enter the game.
“The safety and well-being of our student-athletes and fans is of utmost importance to us,” said Cory Chapman, Assistant Athletic Director and General Manager for Beaver Stadium and Pegula Ice Arena in a press release. “Providing security measures at Beaver Stadium is a topic we regularly discuss and review throughout the entire year. The plan we have in place will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests in Beaver Stadium.”
Athletics officials decided that metal detection is the most efficient method of security, as many collegiate and professional stadiums are using this method. Fans will also be asked to empty their pockets before entering the stadium.