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Melbourne Stadiums Could Take Airport-Style Security Measures

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 26 / 17

Airport-style body scanners "will be installed at Melbourne's major sports stadiums in a new bid to thwart terrorism," according to Buttler, Hurley & Hosking of the Melbourne HERALD SUN. The walk-through weapons ­detectors will be introduced at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Etihad Stadium and AA...

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01/03/17
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