'The Big Ticket' steps up security
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pro sporting venues aren't the only ones to increase security in the last few weeks. Music events like "The Big Ticket" have stepped up security as well.
The indie rock festival was held at Metropolitan Park Sunday. It was a sellout crowd of 15,000 that rocked Met Park with acts like 21 Pilots and Walk the Moon.
Organizers said the security steps are similar to other big events.
"Well, we've stepped up our security. We think really everyone at every large event has to in light of recent events around the world and in the U.S.," said organizer Michael Yokan. "We're just kind of going through the model of basically sort of the NFL of clear bags, little tighter on control of what comes in and what we're allowing in. We gave notice to every single one of our patrons by email. We've done interviews. We've tried to get the word out in advance. (It) seems to be working pretty smoothly at the door."
The main stage at Metropolitan Park was closed for repairs, so temporary stages were put in place by the city.