DonaldBrashear Posted September 4, 2015 Share Posted September 4, 2015 I just saw that the Canucks are implementing metal detectors this year as part of an NHL mandate. Other NHL teams have been using these for a while, presumably without any hiccups. However... Rogers Arena isn't the "normal" type of arena. It has a lot less entrances due to the design and my tiny brain can't comprehend how on earth they are going to manage to get 18,000 people through metal detectors in a window of about 30 minutes (which is when the majority of people arrive). Assuming it takes an average of 15 seconds per person, per detector (which I think is generous), that's 120 people per metal detector in a 30 minute span. So to get 18,000 people through, you would need to have 150 metal detectors and 150 trained qualified people working them. Even if we assume some people arrive early, which they will, and only 15,000 people will arrive between 6:30 and 7:00, this still seems like a massive burden and I don't see how it works given the layout of Rogers Arena. Seems like there will be a huge chokehold somewhere. If I were going to the home opener I'd be arriving really early... UPDATE: CBC Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-canucks-introduce-metal-detectors-for-games-1.3230820 Vancouver Canucks introduce metal detectors for games Edmonton Journal Opinion Piece: http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/no-need-to-treat-an-american-disease-that-we-dont-have Fear trumps common sense with metal detectors at Oilers games “It no longer matters if a security measure makes sense, if it’s cost-effective or if it mitigates any actual threats,” Schneier recently wrote on his blog. “All that matters is that you took the threat seriously, so if something happens you won’t be blamed for inaction … It’s an attitude I’ve seen before: ‘Something must be done. This is something. Therefore, we must do it.’ Never mind if the something makes any sense or not.” YouTube Video from the Canucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yTUD0Z-QAI Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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