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Walk - through metal detectors become mandatory at St. Louis Blues games

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Fans may need to allow a little more time when making plans to attend a Blues game this year.

According to the St. Louis Blues website, Scottrade Center will begin implementing the use of metal detection screening at all St. Louis Blues hockey games this season, beginning with the first preseason home game on Tuesday, September 22.  This comes on the heels of the National Hockey League's decision to mandate metal detectors at all NHL arenas in 2015.

All guests at all entry points will be scanned but will not be required to remove shoes or belts.  They will, however, be asked to remove all metallic objects from their pockets, including cell phones.

Safety is a big concern for Scottrade Center.  "The safety of our guests is our top priority at Scottrade Center and the implementation of metal detectors is just one of the many steps we’ve taken to ensure that everyone who enters our building can enjoy a safe and secure environment,” said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO of Business Operations.

All other safety screening policies regarding personal belongings and bags will remain in effect.

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