Your Guide to Investors Group Field

June 2013

A guide to the new home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Investors Group Field

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12 Your Guide to Investors Group Field NEW SECURITY FEATURES A WAVE OF THE WAND The introduction of security wands as the primary screening device at Blue Bomber games may be the most obvious sign of security changes but they're certainly not the only ones. "We take the safety of our fans seriously," said Kelly Keith, manager of security for the Winnipeg Football Club, "and have developed a balanced approach that respects fan privacy while still allowing our security team to put everyone's safety first." According to Keith, this means the security team will use the wands as the primary line of defence but will also be able to conduct manual searches of fans should they come across anything they deem suspicious. Keith said other changes this season include fans being welcome to bring an empty one-litre or smaller bottle, which they can 'WE HAVE fill up at any of the water fountains in the new stadium. DEVELOPED A BALANCED APPROACH THAT RESPECTS FAN PRIVACY WHILE STILL ALLOWING OUR SECURITY TEAM TO PUT EVERYONE'S SAFETY FIRST.' "Fans can also pack a single serving snack to enjoy during the game," he added, "or if they have medical issues, like diabetes, they can get a special pass by contacting the Bomber office 24 hours prior to the game. Other than that, no other outside food or drinks will be allowed." On the technology side, Keith pointed to the installation of security cameras as an additional safety measure. "From our security command centre, we can track and record all activity and incidents," he said. "This will allow us to monitor the crowd and hopefully intervene before an incident escalates and/or turn the footage over to the police if an incident does occur." Although smoking is not allowed within the stadium, Keith said fans who smoke can step outside at Gates 3 and 4 where a secured area will allow them to go outside then return again to their seats. "We are dedicated to making everyone feel welcome at all events," said Keith. "By increasing security and adding some great experience to our team, we have greatly reduced the incidents, since 2010, which is really helping improve the game day experience." Fans are encouraged to review the entire security policy by visiting

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