THON 2014 to Use New Bracelet Entrance System

(Provided photo)

(Provided photo)

UNIVERSITY PARK — Visitors to THON 2014 this weekend will see a new a new digital line management system in place when entering the Bryce Jordan Center.

In an effort to minimize outdoor wait times when the arena could reach maximum occupancy, visitors will be given a coded bracelet that will give each person a place and number in a digital queue. With a bracelet, visitors will have the ability to wait in a safe location of their choosing while awaiting entrance into the BJC.

Every hour, THON will announce information about the space available in the Bryce Jordan Center — including the next range of numbers in the digital line to be admitted. Once they have received a bracelet, visitors can watch for their number to appear in a variety of ways:

– Number ranges will be announced on the THON Web site and on THON’s social media accounts.

– Visitors can text THONUPD8 to 50555 to join the PSU THON mobile community. Visit thon.org/THONWeekendUpdate for more information about this service. Message and data rates may apply.

– Pegula Ice Arena will be open to spectators during certain times over THON weekend. Inside the arena, visitors with bracelets will be able to wait for number range announcements while watching a simulcast of THON.

Once their numbers are called, visitors will have 45 minutes to get to the BJC to enter at the Gate A entrance only. If visitors arrive after the 45-minute window, they will have to obtain a new bracelet.

Visitors can exit at Gates A, B or C once their bracelet is scanned out at the door. Each bracelet may be used for only one admittance. Once inside, visitors may obtain subsequent bracelets at the Will Call area in the Bryce Jordan Center.

For more information and to view a video demonstrating the new system, visithttp://thon.org/THONWeekendUpdate online.

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