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Old Arena Adds New Technology

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SACRAMENTO --

During the final season of Kings basketball at Sleep Train Arena, fans will notice some new technology.

To comply with enhanced NBA security guidelines, metal detectors are now stationed at every entrance to the arena.

"Yeah, safety first, all the time," explained Kings President Chris Granger.  "Not just here in Sacramento but across our entire league."

The Kings organization has also added self-piloted security robots that roam on wheels at various places around the arena.

"Think of it as a moving enhanced security camera," Granger said of the new technology.

Some of the new tech is simply for fun. Fans at Wednesday night's home opener were given bracelets that lit up in a choreographed light show prior to the game.

Another innovation involves virtual reality cameras. Through a special arrangement, children at Kaiser Roseville were able to watch Wednesday's game in 3D while wearing special headsets provided by the Kings.

And in some sections of the arena, the Kings organization is trying out new high-speed Wi-Fi that will be used in the Kings' new home next season, the Golden 1 Center.