EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Walk-through metal detectors are replacing wand metal detectors at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford and the XL Center in Hartford.
Officials say the change should allow for faster screening, however it will require additional event personnel. They say the new screening procedures have been in the works for some time and were not prompted by any single event.
The new metal detectors are expected to be in place for Saturday’s UConn-Tulsa football game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, and at a later date at the XL Center.
The new security measures are in addition to the existing bag policy and prohibited items and are consistent with other universities and major sporting teams/venues in an effort to create safe environments, said officials.