Tennessee announces metal detectors have been installed at Thompson-Boling Arena entrances
In compliance with a Southeastern Conference rule, Thompson-Boling Arena is now fitted with metal detectors at all entrances. The school announced the news on Thursday.
If you were unaware, the SEC has ordered every football and basketball stadium to install metal detectors by the start of the 2020 season. Mississippi State has already installed metal detectors at its football stadium for the upcoming season.
Sports betting in Tennessee officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.
According to a Tennessee release, here is the information Vol fans should know before entering Thompson-Boling Arena:
Remove These Items from Pockets
Other large metal objects
These Items May Remain On-Person or in Pockets