Security Increased At Moore Park Ahead Of This Weekend's Footy Finals

NSW Counter-Terrorism Unit

Security Increased At Moore Park Ahead Of This Weekend's Footy Finals @bigleaguemag

More security measures have been taken at Moore Park this weekend as the area hosts four footy finals.

There are three games at Allianz stadium and one at the SCG, which has seen police suggest some changes be made to the precinct as a response to previous international terror attacks at big events.

Concrete bollards have been placed on Driver Avenue instead of the usual water-filled plastic bollards following advice from the NSW Counter-Terrorism Unit.

According to the Daily Telegraph, over 100,000 fans are expected to visit the Moore Park venues over the weekend for the footy.

“There is no specific threat but given the current National Terrorism Threat Level of Probable, NSW Police have been working with all stakeholders to minimise risk and ensure the public enjoys the fixtures at Allianz Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground across the weekend,’’ Assistant Commissioner for the City Metropolitan area Mark Walton said.

“This weekend’s football ­finals in the Moore Park precinct is no exception and fans can expect see to a significant police presence and protective measures in place. These measures are designed to mitigate against any number of potential risks.”

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