Wizards announce new security measures at Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Wizards, in conjunction with the Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Stadium, have announced new security measures that will go into effect beginning with this weekend's match against the MetroStars on Saturday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. CT.

In order to further enhance fan safety and comfort, everyone entering Arrowhead Stadium for a Wizards game beginning September 10th will be subject to hand searches, referred to as "pat-downs". The pat-down requirement is not a result of any specific threat information, but rather an added measure of security.

Fans are encouraged to arrive at the stadium gates early to help facilitate this additional security measure. All fans entering Arrowhead Stadium will be subject to and should expect to be patted down by security personnel before going through stadium gates.

On Saturday, the Wizards will host the MetroStars in an important Eastern Conference matchup at Arrowhead Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT. The Wizards will also host the 3rd Annual "Jerseys Off Their Backs" Night to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday. All 27 players' game-worn jerseys will be given away via scratch-off raffle tickets or silent auction during the game. For more information on the "Jerseys Off Their Back" event, log on to

Items Prohibited from Arrowhead Stadium:

  • ALL bags including large purses and backpacks
  • Coolers - any size, any type
  • Plastic, metal or glass cups, cans or containers of any kind
  • Thermos bottles
  • Flasks
  • Food
  • Beer or liquor
  • Video cameras
  • Boom boxes
  • Portable heaters
  • Flammable liquids
  • Noisemakers - claxon, bells, whistles, etc.
  • Air horns
  • Poles or rods
  • Weapons - buck knives, guns, etc.

    Items Allowed into Arrowhead Stadium:

  • Fanny packs - unattached from your body
  • Diaper bags (must fit into 8 x 11 box, must have infant with you)
  • Bottled water - SEALED, 20 oz. or smaller, 1 bottle per person
  • Plastic baby bottles
  • Binoculars and binocular cases
  • Umbrellas - (RAINY GAMES ONLY)
  • Still cameras and camera cases
  • Walkman radio w/headset
  • Insulin and diabetic supplies
  • Breast pump and supplies
  • Seat cushions - lightweight foam w/sealed plastic cover only
  • Flags or posters - no larger than 3'x5'
  • Small diameter, flexible PVC piping for flags (no more than 4 ft. tall)

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