Flames finally beef up security measures at Saddledome

A hockey fan has her bag checked after walking through a non-operational metal detector prior to...

A hockey fan has her bag checked after walking through a non-operational metal detector prior to NHL hockey action between the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings in Calgary, Alta. at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday February 27, 2014. (JIM WELLS/QMI Agency)

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET

With more than 50 Canadian Olympians on hand for a pre-game salute it only made sense the Saddledome played host to its first medal detectors Thursday night.

But were (italics)metal(close italics) detectors really necessary?

Turns out there was plenty going on at the Dome during the Olympic break after all as the Flames were busy installing walk through detectors at every entrance of the building.

As part of league-mandated security enhancements, fans attending Thursday night’s Flames game were also greeted by increased security personnel instructed to search patrons or bags that may be concealing a long list of prohibited items.


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