Security Changes to Expect at SPAC This Summer
A new partnership has led to some changes in security you'll notice at SPAC this summer to keep us safe this amazing country concert season.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center has recently announced a partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to improve the security at SPAC this season.
You probably remember from the news that they hosted a week-long active shooter training exercise with the New York State Police, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and civilian partners.
In addition, SPAC will be adding physical barriers, according to the Troy Record. The barriers are to protect pedestrians from the many vehicles driving into and out of the park during concert time.
The Troy Record is also quoted saying, "The venue entrances at Route 50 and the Hall of Springs will also be closed from May 11 through Oct. 5 to improve the security of the facility." If you're familiar with SPAC, then you know that makes absolutely no sense. I called SPAC for clarification and am waiting for a response. Since this is obviously incredibly important to upcoming concerts, I'll update you with an explanation.
UPDATE: I heard back from a representative from SPAC who explained the confusion.