FAQ / WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
TICKET WILL CALL

There will be a ticket will call at the MARRIOTT HARBORCENTER located at 95 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 on the 7th floor – OLMSTED Room – Wednesday and Thursday from 12-6pm and Friday from 12-7pm.

SECURITY INFORMATION

During Commissioning Week, the Canalside perimeter will be secured.  Access to Canalside will be through and Entry Control Point (ECP) located at the intersection of Marine Drive and Hanover Street. People entering Canalside during Commissioning Week and for the Commissioning Ceremony should expect TSA /airport type security screening. 

WHAT YOU CAN BRING

Due to elevated Force Protection procedures, all invited guests are required to have a ticket and photo identification card (example: military ID, driver’s license, etc.) on their person for security access. Children under 16 do not require a photo ID with an adult escort. Please have your photo ID and tickets available upon arrival. All invited guests will pass through a security checkpoint before entering Canalside, which will include metal detectors, bag inspections and military working dogs. Have the ticket on your person at the security checkpoint. 

WHAT YOU CAN’T BRING

Do not bring weapons, large bags, backpacks, umbrellas or coolers. Diaper bags and purses will be allowed, but will be subject to inspection. Security measures are subject to change due to increases in force protection conditions. NO CONCEALED OR OPEN CARRIED WEAPONS ALLOWED.

WATER-SIDE SECURITY

The Buffalo River waterway will be a secure area and private craft are discouraged from entering the Buffalo River during Commissioning Week.  This waterway will be patrolled by security craft 24/7 and any marine traffic will be restricted from coming with 100 yards of LCS 9.

AIRSPACE

The airspace above Canalside will be restricted for private aircraft – manned and unmanned.  UAV (drone) flights will not be permitted during the time LCS 9 is docked at Canalside.

PARKING / MASS TRANSIT

Normal event parking will be available in the area around Canalside, however, people are encouraged to use NFTA MetroRail service which will be operating on a special event schedule.

WEATHER

Depending on forecast, appropriate weather information for attendees will be communicated.  Please dress appropriately for weather and check the forecast often as conditions may change.