SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants announced Friday that all fans entering AT&T Park this season will be screened with metal detectors. The change complies with MLB's mandate that all teams begin using metal detectors by the start of the 2015 season.
"We believe that the addition of metal detectors will further ensure a safe atmosphere for all our fans who attend a Giants game," said Jorge Costa, senior vice president of ballpark operations. "They will also allow us to speed up the pace of entry by reducing the need for handheld wanding and should create a more efficient and safer screening process."
Here are the regulations sent out by the Giants:
If bringing in a bag, security will inspect bags as fans are in line approaching the gates. Bag policies have not changed and bags not larger than 16"x16"x8" will continue to be allowed in the park. Bags will not go through the metal detector. Fans will be asked to remove all metal objects, including keys, coins and cell phones, from their pockets before walking through a metal detector. Fans will walk through a metal detector at the gates while their tickets are being scanned. Those who do not wish to walk through a metal detector have the option of being manually checked with a handheld wand.
San Francisco Giants' fans stream into AT&T Park before Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 24, 2012. For 2014, the Giants announced that all fans entering AT&T Park will be screened with metal detectors.
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