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McMahon hops on ban-wagon

DAVE DORMER & BILL KAUFMANN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:11 AM ET

CALGARY - Leave the umbrellas, coolers and strollers at home.

And don’t even think about bringing a laser pointer to the NHL Heritage Classic.

Security will be tight for Sunday’s outdoor game between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens, and fans can expect to be checked for banned items when entering McMahon Stadium.

“With 41,000 people, we will definitely be at a Grey Cup level of security,” said stadium manager John Haverstock.

“Bags will be checked at the entrances. There will be random pat-downs as well, but that won’t be 100%. It will be the same security anyone who has attended a Stampeders game will be familiar with.”

Keeping a lid on trouble will be the focus for security, said Haverstock, while allowing fans to have a good time.

But when asked if he expected a certain number of fans to pack some warming, hard liquor, Haverstock was sarcastic.

“I can’t believe that would ever happen,” he said, tongue-in-cheek.

The following items are also not allowed into McMahon Stadium and may be confiscated:

• Umbrellas

• Banners

• Noisemakers

• Coolers

• Thermoses

• Cans

• Bottles

• Flasks

• Alcoholic beverages

• Laser pointers

• Strollers

• Signs and clothing that display inappropriate language

• Video cameras

• Professional still cameras and gear

• Tripods

• Audio recording gear

• Weapons

• Firearms

• Fireworks

• Any other items that may be deemed dangerous or inappropriate by stadium management.


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