FLORENCE, SC • February 1, 2017 – Beginning February 1 , 2017, Florence Civic Center will implement additional security measures at all ticketed events. These new enhancements will include walk-through metal detectors and/or hand-held security wands at every arena entrance and size restrictions on all bags brought into the building by patrons. To accommodate the additional time needed for the new security procedures, doors will be opened 90 minutes prior to most events and fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow extra time for entry.
Bags no larger than 13″ x 15″ x 6″ will be permitted inside the venue. Guests who have bags larger than this size will be asked to return them to their vehicles or discard them. This is in addition to the existing policy that all bags, purses or personal items of any size are subject to search. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection. Florence Civic Center is unable to store over-sized or prohibited items.
These enhanced security procedures are becoming commonplace in the arena and live events industry. Besides Florence Civic Center, concert goers and live event attendees nationwide can expect to see additional security measures in the near future.
“The safety of each guest who enters the Florence Civic Center is our top priority,” said the venue’s Assistant General Manager and Director of Events, Paul Beard. “These procedures are Just one part of our larger security planning efforts that we’re undertaking for the new year to enhance the safety of our fans and our employees.”
Florence Civic Center respects the privacy of its guests and the enhanced security measures will only be used to prevent hazardous and prohibited items from entering the venue.
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