Wolves To Increase Security Screening With Handheld Metal Detectors For Fans Entering Target Center

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As part of the NBA’s ongoing efforts to increase fan safety and security, the Minnesota Timberwolves will begin increased security screening with the use of handheld metal detectors for all fans entering Target Center to all remaining games during the 2012-13 NBA season. This additional security procedure will begin with tonight’s game between the Wolves and Philadelphia 76ers.

The Timberwolves are encouraging fans to:
  • Arrive at Target Center early.

  • Allow extra time for entrance to the arena.

  • Cooperate with security personnel.

  • Be patient while fans and security staff adjust to the new process.

  • Be aware of those lines that are shorter or moving faster and be sure to take advantage of them.

  • Have purses and coats open and ready for inspection prior to arriving at security check points.

  • Remember that outside food and beverages are not allowed.

  • Remember that prohibited items include: firearms, knives, other weapons/self defense items (i.e. mace).

  • The Wolves are asking media members to assist in alerting fans to this safer process.

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