Sharks to Implement Enhanced Security Measures
NHL Mandated Policy Will Begin March 4 and Continues Through the Playoffs
SAN JOSE - Sharks Sports & Entertainment, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, announced today that enhanced security measures will be put in place when entering SAP Center at San Jose for San Jose Sharks games beginning Tuesday March, 4 against the Carolina Hurricanes and continuing through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Enhanced security measures at all SAP Center entrances will include guests being subject to search that will include the use of electronic devices, pat-downs and inspection of bags. Due to the nature of the process, fans should expect delays entering the building and plan accordingly by arriving at least 15 minutes earlier than normal. Fans are discouraged from bringing unnecessary items to Sharks games.
Individuals attending upcoming Sharks games should be aware of the following policies:
- All guests are subject to metal detector screening, electronic wand screening and pat-down searches.
- All bags are subject to search. Only small purses and baby bags will be permitted in SAP Center. Guests are encouraged to leave all unnecessary bags and other items at home or in their vehicle to expedite entrance to the building.
- Expect delays entering SAP Center. To avoid lengthy delays, fans are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than normal.
These enhanced security measures are mandated by the National Hockey League and are in accordance with procedures already in place at NHL venues throughout the United States and Canada.