Suns heighten security at U.S. Airways - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Suns heighten security at U.S. Airways

(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The Valley is home to many big sporting events and they are happening right now.

The Phoenix Suns are playing downtown inside U.S. Airways on Monday night.

The Suns play the Houston Rockets in their last home game of the season.

The fans might not notice a big change in the way they do things, but the Suns organization is stepping up security.

Patrol cars circled the downtown area and security is making checks around the property to make sure there's nothing unusual, given the day's tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Fans were patted down with a wand and their bags checked as usual but the Suns said there were some changes with how they secured the sports arena.

"We're also going to be working with Phoenix police tonight to make sure there is an enhanced presence around the perimeter of the building, and obviously there is no relevant threat that we've identified, just given the nature of the something like this, we want to make sure that people feel confident and comfortable that we are doing everything we can to be proactive," Suns president Jason Rowley said.

Rowley said their thoughts and prayers are with the victims in Boston.

Suns said nearly 17,000 tickets were distributed for Monday night's game, as of 5:30 p.m. with tip off at 7 p.m.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect

    Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:06:24 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

    More >>

    A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

    More >>
  • 4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

    4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:54:21 GMT
    File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

    More >>

    A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

    More >>
  • 2-vehicle crash near Greensburg results in multiple fatalities

    2-vehicle crash near Greensburg results in multiple fatalities

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:37:08 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    At least two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Greensburg, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers reported it happened on LA 10 about three miles west of Greensburg.

    More >>

    At least two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Greensburg, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers reported it happened on LA 10 about three miles west of Greensburg.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly