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THON Weekend Update


Digital Line Management System:

  • A Digital Line Management System will be used to minimize waiting outside in order to enter the Bryce Jordan Center. Spectators will be given a coded bracelet that gives them a place and number in a digital queue.

  • Spectators will be able to enter the BJC once their number is announced, and will also be able to wait for their number to be called in a safe place that is most convenient for them, instead of outside.

  • All spectators in the BJC will have a digitally coded bracelet.

    • After initial entry, spectators can receive these via the Will Call area throughout THON Weekend.

    • Spectators will be allowed in via Gate A only.

    • Spectators can exit via Gates A, B or C, but need to be scanned out by a Rules & Regulations Committee Member.

    • Once you have left the building, your current bracelet is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one if you wish to reenter the building at a later time.

  • When the BJC is full:

    • As the BJC reaches capacity, we will close the doors to spectators.

    • At this time, a digital queue will begin, based on the number listed on your bracelet.

    • The first person not able to enter the building at the current time will be first in the digital line, with all numbers following sequentially.

    • As spectators exit and space in the building becomes available, spectators will be called back based on this line.

  • Each hour on the hour, THON will release information regarding space in the building.

    • If spectators are allowed entry, you will see a range of numbers (based on your bracelet) being allowed access. Only numbers in this sequence will be allowed entry.

    • Numbers in the given sequence will have 45 minutes to return to the BJC and gain entry.

    • Anyone returning after 45 minutes will be turned away and need to obtain a new bracelet.

  • There are several ways to find out what numbers are currently being let into the BJC.

    • THON will update thon.org/THONWeekendUpdate with information regarding valid ranges.

    • THON’s social media accounts will release the ranges as well.

    • When Pegula is open, there will be live announcements made as the ranges are released.

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  • The Pegula Ice Arena will be used in partnership with the Digital Line Management System as an auxiliary viewing area THON Weekend.

    • Pegula will be opened during designated times THON Weekend. Spectators will be notified via the same outlets as listed for the Digital Line Management System when Pegula is opening.

    • All those waiting in the digital line will be able to utilize this area until their number becomes valid, if Pegula is open at that time.
  • THON will be following the Bryce Jordan Center’s bag policy guidelines.

    • Spectators may bring in small purses, fanny packs, drawstring bags, and medical bags, all of which are subject to inspection.

    • Large bags, backpacks, totes, or coolers will not be permitted inside the facility.

A video with this information and a demonstration of the protocol for entering and exiting the Bryce Jordan Center can be found below.

If you have any questions concerning these changes, please contact Rules & Regulations Director, Janine Patton, at rules.regulations@thon.org or Public Relations Director, Dana Giacobello, at public.relations@thon.org