Perimeter Security Measures Go Up for Final Four

Perimeter Security Measures Go Up for Final Four

Minneapolis is securing the Final Four games with perimeter security solutions such as fences and metal detectors.

With just a little more than a week to go until the the Final Four face off in the last few games of the NCAA Tournament, Minneapolis is picking up speed on installing the security solutions that will keep players, coaches and fans safe.

Workers are already putting up chain-link fencing across the street from the U.S. Bank Stadium and installing several tents that will contain walk-through metal detectors. These temporary screening checkpoints have become common part of the fan experience at big events and as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey put it: We got this.

"From the X Games to the Super Bowl, to the baseball All-Star Game, now to the NCAA Final Four," Frey said. "We do these events. We do them with style."

Frey and local law enforcement recently unveiled a public safety campaign that will go into effect a few days before the games are to begin. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the overall security presence will be smaller than it was for the 2018 Super Bowl, since there will be no National Guard soldiers stationed in the city. The perimeter around the stadium will also be less expansive as well.

However, Arradondo said officers from at least 30 city, state and federal law enforcement agencies will be part of the security team. 

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.

  • Remembering 9/11 Remembering 9/11

    In this episode, Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen Talks with Steve Karoly about security and transportation issues, specifically airport, airline and passenger security. It is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. Much has changed concerning security efforts about airport transportation security. The conversation talks about the role that technology plays in protecting the flying public and steps taken to ensure there hasn’t been a successful terrorist attack on a U.S. airliner since 9/11. Checkpoint and screening are evolving at a rapid pace, and the conversation centers on new measures and technologies that are being integrated into checkpoints.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - July August 2021

    July August 2021


    • Tee Up the Security
    • Listen Clearly
    • Turning to the Cloud
    • COVID-19 The Final Push
    • Redefining Security

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety