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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Butte Civic Center Announces a Change in Security

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On Friday, February 14th, the Butte Civic Center will implement new security enhancements and update its list of prohibited items.

BUTTE, Mont. – February 10, 2020 – On Friday, February 14th, the Butte Civic Center will implement new security enhancements and update its list of prohibited items. The Civic Center has recently acquired metal detection equipment to help ensure customers are safe during events. The new equipment includes both walk-through and wand detection.   

Visitors planning to attend an arena event, such as Chris Janson on Friday, February 14th, or Foreigner next month, will notice a change in security at the multi-event venue. All bags will be searched, and concert attendees will pass through a full-body metal detector upon arriving at the venue. The change is not a response to any specific threat, but a move toward industry standards. 

“The safety of our guests and employees is our highest priority and the subject of constant focus,” said Civic Center Manager Bill Melvin. “We work closely with the Chief Executive, the Civic Center Board, Council of Commissioners, and local law enforcement to continuously review and implement security and safety measures designed to safeguard guests attending our venue.”

The following is a list of items not allowed into the facilities:

  • No weapons of any kind (guns, knives, clubs, etc.)
  • No fireworks or explosive devices
  • Bags, purses or backpacks are discouraged
  • No alcohol or illegal substances
  • No skateboards, scooters, hover boards, or personalized vehicles
  • No animals (except service animals)
  • No drug paraphernalia
  • No cans or bottles (alcohol or soft drinks)
  • No noise makers
  • No laser pointers
  • No throwable items (balls, frisbees, etc.)
  • No coolers

"Our main goal is to ensure the fans we love are able to travel to the area, have an enjoyable time while they are here, and return home safely to their families after each event,” said Melvin. “These increased security measures not only help protect our residents and visitors, but also our travel and tourism industry, as we provide the safest and most secure venue for events."

Guests attending the Chris Janson concert this Friday should plan for extra time to enter the arena and leave all non-essential items at home.

For questions or concerns, call Bill Melvin at 406-497-6441.

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