Celtics fans asked to arrive early for Game 5 due to ‘increased security measures’

BOSTON (WHDH) - In the wake of Monday’s concert bombing in England, the city of Boston is ramping up security at all major events including the Boston Calling music festival and Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.

Metal detectors, wired screen gates, and metal gates are all set up at the three-day music festival located at Harvard. These are just a few of the visible safety measures in place to protect the 40,000 concert goers.

“We start with safety and security first and build everything else around it,” said Brian Appel, the co-founder of Boston Calling.

As for the big game tonight, the TD Garden announced that there will be a heavy security presence tonight at the game.

Fans are asked to arrive early as “increased security measures” will be in place, officials said.

The TD Garden issued the following statement on the matter:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the tragic event in Manchester. TD Garden is working with state and local law enforcement to enhance our already diligent security measures and continue to provide a safe environment at all our events. We are asking our fans, media and staff to allow extra time when arriving due to increased security measures.”

For more information on Boston’s security measures, check out the video above.

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