Kansas City’s CPKC Stadium to utilize weapons detection system

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Xtract One Technologies has announced that its SmartGateway weapons detection system has been selected to protect the new 11,500-capacity CPKC Stadium, as a result of the company’s partnership with Kansas City Current (KC Current) of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

According to the company, CPKC Stadium is being built and once construction is complete, will make history as the world’s first and only purpose-built stadium for a women’s professional sports team.

Weapons detection

Xtract One’s SmartGateway system unobtrusively scans patrons for guns, knives and other prohibited items as they enter the venue, using AI-powered sensors to detect threats without invading patrons’ sense of privacy and comfort.

The weapons detection system was designed for large, ticketed venues to enable high throughput.

Xtract One says that KC Current and CPKC Stadium will be able to deliver optimal fan experiences through eliminating long entry lines and allowing fans to quickly and safely enter the venue and enjoy the game.

“KC Current is all about elevating the community and inspiring bold ambition,” said KC Current Vice President of Facility Development, Scott Jenkins.

“We’re constantly pushing to raise the bar for our players, our fans and our community.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Xtract One to set new standards in fan safety and enjoyment, elevating our game day experience to new heights in a new stadium.”

“We’re proud to lead the way in stadium security for KC Current as they usher in this new era of community experience at CPKC Stadium,” said Peter Evans, CEO of Xtract One.

“It’s important to us that we take care of ensuring fans’ safety, while allowing players and coaching staff to focus on what they do best: delivering unforgettable soccer matches.

“Our goal is to make the CPKC Stadium experience enjoyable, secure and memorable for all those who step through its gates.”

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