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Concrete barriers are being installed around Investors Group Field to protect the wide-open sidewalk next to the stadium from being mounted by vehicles.
The barriers were being moved into place at the southeast corner of the stadium on Tuesday afternoon, at the corner of Chancellor Matheson Road and University Crescent.
More barriers awaited placement in front of the south side of the stadium along Chancellor Matheson Road, as well as at the southwest corner at Chancellor Matheson and Ken Ploen Way.
Each section of concrete barrier is 76 centimetres wide at the base and 3.04 metres long. A worker said 40 barriers have been ordered.
The new barriers are part of "a continued effort to ensure the safety of all patrons while attending events at Investors Group Field," according to an emailed statement from Darren Cameron, director of communications and media relations with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
"As we have stated in the past, we always review our procedures after incidents occur around the world at sporting and large-scale events, and continue to hold fan safety at Investors Group Field as our highest priority," wrote Cameron.
Winnipeg police said Monday they were making new efforts to use barricades to protect crowds from attacks like the one that occured in Edmonton Saturday night.
In that attack, which took place during a football game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a car was used to run down a police officer outside Edmonton's Commonwealth stadium. The driver got out and stabbed the officer, who survived, then fled on foot after the officer fought back. A U-Haul truck was later used to strike pedestrians in downtown Edmonton.