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Rupp Arena upgrades security with walk-through metal detectors

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- If you're planning on attending an event at Rupp Arena in Lexington, be ready for a new layer of security.

Walk-through metal detectors have been installed at Rupp Arena, and will be used for most events. 

People will be requested to remove items like cell phones and keys that may set off the alarm. 

Walk through metal detectors are now required by the NHL and NBA, as well as Live Nation Entertainment, a major promoter of concerts which regularly hosts at Rupp Arena.

These type of units are currently being used at other arenas in the region such as the YUM! Center in Louisville and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Although the walk-through units are more effective and faster than handheld metal detectors, people should still plan to arrive early to events in order to avoid standing in long lines.

A special "Express Lane" will be set up for fans entering the arena without purses, bags or backpacks.

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