CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Security is changing at Bank of America Stadium.
"We have had years and years of working with our own technology which is a little aging. It needed to be replaced," Lance Emory, executive director of Risk Management, said.
This coming season, 95 walk-through metal detectors will take the place of workers with hand-held wands.
"We have not had that before. We had handhelds and years ago for those who were here, we had pat downs. For the season, we have walk through magnetometers with hand held resolution of any problems," Emory explained.
The stadium is adding enough cameras to cover the entire stadium and practice facility.
"Whether you know it or not, we have 33 acres here that include the practice fields. We have to monitor and keep it safe and secure as best we can," Emory said.
And if those eyes are not enough, man's best friend will also be watching. Eight teams will patrol the grounds on Game Day.
"I think it gives people great comfort when they see the dogs work the area, like they do at the airport," Emory said.
All the changes that have been made, come at a time when safety is a top concern for a lot of people.
"I think everyone who works security is aware of it, if you have paid attention to what has happened in the past few months. It is hard to predict how one can wreak havoc in places like Orlando and nice or other places. We do the best we can do to harden the target that is number one and then try to identify the people who want to hurt us," Emory said.
According to the stadium, all of the security measures will be in place for the International Champions CUp Soccer Game on July 30.