The Rockford IceHogs and the BMO Harris Bank Center announced Friday that new security measures will be in effect starting on Friday, Feb. 5, when the IceHogs welcome the Grand Rapids Griffins to town.
Some of the new policies began to be implemented in January and additional policies will continue to be in effect for all future IceHogs contests.
To comply with federal and state guidelines and enhance fan safety, the new security measures will prohibit: oversized bags, backpacks, duffel bags, coolers, laser pens or laser products, sealed and/or wrapped packages (including gifts for employees, athletes, or performers), balloons, fireworks, “selfie sticks” or other telescopic devices, drones or other model aircraft, hazardous items (chemicals, paint, fuels, etc.), and any other item deemed unacceptable by BMO Harris Bank Center management. The enhanced security measures are intended to increase the overall safety of all guests and are consistent with security procedures at other venues around the country.
The BMO Harris Bank Center and the IceHogs continue to prohibit outside food and beverages, including alcohol of any type. Professional video cameras and cameras with lenses that exceed 55 mm are also prohibited.
Weapons of any type, including licensed concealed carry weapons, pocket knives, blades, chains, tools, and mace will not be allowed in the building.
Small, collapsible umbrellas that can fit into a purse or handbag are allowed. Any golf-style umbrellas or umbrellas with a metal tip are prohibited.
Fans may bring in bags that are no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”. Bags exceeding this size are not permitted, and fans will be asked to return the bags to their vehicles prior to entering the arena. Diaper bags will be permitted for fans attending the game with infant children. All bags, purses, and personal items, including diaper bags, are subject to search.