- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials say metal detectors should be installed at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center before the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first pre-season home game Sept. 22.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1DPqfQY ) the Sports & Exhibition Authority board agreed Thursday to reimburse the hockey franchise $107,856 for the team’s purchase of 36 walk-through metal detectors.

The metal detectors will replace wands previously used at entrances.

Taylor Blice, facilities director for the authority, says the National Hockey League sent a letter to the team in February stating they would require the devices at the start of the 2015-2016 season to comply with new safety standards.

The Penguins’ lease allows its capital reserve fund to be reimbursed by the Sports & Exhibition Authority if a change was mandated by the NHL.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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