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WINGS EVENT CENTER IS A GBAC STAR™ FACILITY


Wings Event Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Wings Event Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

Learn more about the GBAC STAR™ accreditation here.

ARENA CLEANING PROCEDURES

We have a frequent sanitizing rotation of all high-touch surface areas along with intensive cleaning measures being taken in high-traffic areas like our lobbies, restrooms, locker rooms, and stands. You will also notice hand sanitizing stations located throughout the venue.


FEELING SICK?

Please pause and sit this one out. We'll be here when you're feeling better!

MASK RECOMMENDATION & VACCINATIONS

Per guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, we recommend and encourage fans to wear face coverings while inside Wings Event Center, except when eating or drinking.
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status or a negative Covid test are not requirements for entry to a Kalamazoo Wings game.

We will continue to monitor the situation, closely following the CDC’s recommended protocols, as well as state and local health ordinances.

ARENA RE-ENTRY POLICY

Due to the importance of our guest’s safety, there will be no re-entry into the stadium during K-Wings games once your ticket is scanned.


Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment for the public and to significantly expedite fan entry into Wings Event Center, we are requiring the use of clear bags for all events for items exceeding what can be held in pockets or a small clutch. Our required clear bag policy limits the quantity, size, and type of bag that can be brought into the facilities. All bags/clutches will be inspected.

Below is an outline of what is encouraged:
  • Bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and does not exceed 12 inches by 14 inches by 6 inches in size, or
  • One-gallon clear zip-seal bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bag that does not exceed 4.5" x 6.5", with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the facilities, after proper inspection, along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
Each person may bring in one (1) large clear bag plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5 by 6.5 inches. The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and also is easily searched. Keys, wallets, phones and other small items that fit in pockets or clutch bags are not limited. The clear bag and clutch may also be used to carry these and other permissible items.

Exceptions will be made for medical items or a diaper bag (with an infant / small child) after a proper inspection by security at the door before entry. Authorities reserve the right to inspect any item at any time. Denial for inspection shall constitute an unwillingness to enter/remain in the facility.
Wings Event Center is not responsible for any items left at the entry or in the facility.

Prohibited Bags / items

Prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle or disposed of before entering Wings Event Center. Management reserves all rights of determining items that are not allowed.
Prohibited bags/items include, but are not limited to:
  • Clutch bags larger than a hand
  • Purses
  • Briefcases
  • Duffle bags
  • Backpacks
  • Cinch bags
  • Mesh bags
  • Fanny packs that are not clear or exceed the size limit
  • Any bag larger than regulated size
  • Tinted or patterned plastic bags
  • Any firearms
  • Pepper spray
  • Knives greater than 2 inches overall length
  • Mechanical air horns
  • Laser-light pointers
  • Any item(s) determined by Authorized personnel as not allowed
If you choose to relinquish your prohibited item(s), they will not be returned to you. Illegal items will be confiscated.

The following behaviors are prohibited from events at Wings Event Center:
  • Smuggling in outside food or beverages (including water)
  • Smoking outside of the designated smoking areas
  • Carrying of any item that could bring bodily harm
  • Bringing pets into the facility
Unattended bags or suspicious activity will not be tolerated, and non compliant patrons will be asked to leave the facility immediately.

Signs/Banners/Flags Policy:
  • Only handheld signs and banners are allowed in the venue.
  • Sticks, for K-Wings games only, can be plastic, fiberglass or wood and should not exceed 48" in overall length. Sticks shall not be of alloy/metal-based materials or extendable. Obscene language or graphic material will not be allowed.
  • Political signage is also not allowed.
  • Banners, signs and flags may not obstruct other guests' views or cover any permanent signage inside the venue. Flags on sticks shall be waved only during stoppages of play.
  • Venue management reserves the right to confiscate/ban any sign/banner/flag that is deemed unacceptable.

MAGNETOMETERS

We will be using magnetometers to ensure the safety of all guests upon entering the building. When walking through Wings Event Center's magnetometers, cell phones and similar-sized metal objects must be removed. Jewelry, belts, shoes, and pocket change may remain on your person.


PLEASE BE KIND & RESPECTFUL

We are so excited to be back serving our Kalamazoo community and visitors. The additional measures we're taking to ensure the safety of our guests may cause a slight delay in service, and we hope and ask that you be patient as we aim to provide the best guest experience.

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