FedExForum Security Tight for Memphis Grizzlies Game

FedExForum Security Tight for Memphis Grizzlies Game

In wake of the Boston bombings, security at FedExForum will be extra tight for the Memphis Grizzlies last regular season game Wednesday night, and fans attending can expect a thorough search.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - In wake of the Boston bombings, security at FedExForum will be extra tight for the Memphis Grizzlies last regular season game Wednesday night, and fans attending can expect a thorough search.

The FedExForum is on high alert, and authorities want you to be on the look out too.

"We ask the public to look out for anything suspicious. If you see anything, report it to security. We'll take responsibility and act upon that."

Vice President of Arena Operations, Eric Granger, says security at the Forum has and always will be tight, especially when the grizzlies are playing.

"We already have a high level of security," he said. "The NBA has certain mandates we've been following all season long, including hand-wandings of every person that enters FedExForum, guests, players, employees, members of the media."

There are nearly 100 security guards that work during Grizzlies games. The Memphis Police Department also keeps three dozens officers inside the arena. It's a partnership Granger says is essential to maintain fan safety.

"We rely on information given us by law enforcement to see if there's potential exposure we don't know about and we'll react on those based off that information."

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says the Boston bombings forced him to re-think safety measures police take at Grizzlies games.

"We don't want to say we're panicking. We've been effective with the things we're doing, but even with that we're going to look at it and review it," he said. "God forbid something like that happens. I hope I never have to prove we're ready, but I think we're more than ready."


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