New security measures at Jamaica’s National Stadium

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    Frozen beverages, large coolers, selfie sticks and umbrellas are no longer being allowed into Jamaica’s National Stadium, as part of new security measures.

    They come into place, following a bottle-throwing incident which occurred during the Red Stripe Premier League this last season.

    The Jamaica’s Constabulary Force, along with the Jamaica Football Federation and other officials have agreed to:
    – Conduct searches of patrons and the goods of concessionaires/vendors will see a more detailed and systematic approach to unearth any concealed items that are prohibited.
    – Search goods must be in the presence of a representative from Independence Park Limited and supervised by a senior sub -officer from the JCF.
    – The public is also being reminded that firearms, explosives, drugs, offensive weapons, walking stick- type umbrellas, flags with sharp poles /sticks, selfie sticks, cigarettes and lighters will not be allowed inside the National Stadium.

    Vendors will not be allowed to take in glass bottles, frozen water and beverages, large igloos and offensive weapons.

    It also noted that concessionaires should provide cups and ice when necessary to facilitate the serving of beverages to patrons as the serving of beverages in sealed bottles is prohibited.