Bomb-sniffing dogs to patrol Golden State Warriors games

New security measures are going into place at Oracle Arena and Golden State Warriors fans will likely notice the change.
February 20, 2014 6:17:27 PM PST
New security measures are going into place at Oracle Arena and Golden State Warriors fans will likely notice the change as they make their way inside.

The Warriors host the Houston Rockets on Thursday and fans might be in for a bit of a surprise. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department will be a show of force at every home game. The National Basketball Association has instituted a new league-wide policy.

The NBA wants security to sweep for bombs at every arena. The sheriff's department will use bomb-sniffing dogs to do just that. Four dogs will thoroughly sweep every corner of Oracle Arena. Fans support the new policy.

"Well, I mean, if they're sniffing for bombs, I think it's a good idea," said one fan outside the arena.

"Security is good. I mean, then, you know, we're sorry when stuff happens, so," said another fan.

"Look at the world, society. Look at what's going on. Bombs, drugs, violence," said Warriors fan Elgine Beattie.

The bomb-sniffing dogs will be present before and during games. The Warriors will pick up the $1,200, per game tab for the extra security.


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