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Reminder about bag searches at tonight’s game

18th August 2017 | 10:08 am

By Phil Daly

Welcome to Headingley Carnegie Stadium for tonight's game

Welcome to Headingley Carnegie Stadium for tonight's game

Following recent events, we wanted to reassure fans attending Headingley Carnegie Stadium that the safety and security of our customers has always been, and continues to be, our highest priority. We are in constant liaison with officers from the government’s anti-terrorism unit to ensure that we are following Home Office guidelines and have up to date intelligence.

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Following recent events, we wanted to reassure fans attending Headingley Carnegie Stadium that the safety and security of our customers has always been, and continues to be, our highest priority. We are in constant liaison with officers from the government’s anti-terrorism unit to ensure that we are following Home Office guidelines and have up to date intelligence.

Specifically following recent events we will continue heightened security procedures. However, because of the sensitive nature of these protocols, we cannot elaborate further on the specific details. We would ask that supporters be patient and understanding where this might impact on queue times and / or the prohibition of items permitted on the premises. We will make every effort to communicate this information to customers as quickly and clearly as we can.

The venue is covered with surveillance cameras that operate inside & outside the venue 24/7. Customers may be searched before they are allowed access to the venue.  If you or your bag aren’t searched that doesn’t mean the stewards are not doing their job – searchers are just one component of the security measures in place.

Please keep the number of personal belongings you bring to an event to an absolute minimum – any items you bring will slow your entry & may also prevent your entry to the venue.

The additional security procedures may slow entry to the venue and we advise that everyone allows extra time to arrive at the stadium than normal especially so you can inside the stadium tonight to enjoy all the pre-match entertainment. Turnstiles and bars open at 5pm tonight.

Please never leave your items unattended and report any suspicious activity to a venue steward.

We thank you for your understanding & patience for the additional entry waiting time the above measures may lead to and ask that you forward these procedures on to other customers coming to an event at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Above all be safe and enjoy your visit.

Ahead of this tonight’s game, fans are reminded that bag searches will take place on entry to the ground and, if it is possible, fans are asked not to bring bags to the game to help ease congestion at the turnstile.

Consequently, existing prohibited items will not, under any circumstances, be allowed into the stadium for all future events. You can see a full list of prohibited items on our website at https://www.therhinos.co.uk/tickets/ground-regulations.php

As an international sporting venue, the security staff at Headingley Carnegie Stadium are experienced in handling major events, including this week’s One Day International cricket match and look forward to welcoming you tonight for a safe and enjoyable evening.

As with previous games this season, fans may notice that armed officers from West Yorkshire Police will be present at the game, this is for re-assurance for members of the public and not related to any specific threat or intelligence.

Thank you for your co-operation.