Fans to be screened with metal detectors at AT&T Park

Fans to be screened with metal detectors at AT&T Park
February 14, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Fans at AT&T Park will be asked to remove all metal objects from their pockets before walking through a metal detector. (AP IMAGES)

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The Giants announced Friday that beginning the 2014 season, all fans entering AT&T Park will be screened with metal detectors. This complies with Major League Baseball’s mandate that all teams begin using metal detectors by the start of the 2015 season.

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“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, Giants 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.”

The new safety procedures are as follows:

- If bringing in a bag, security will inspect bags as fans are in line approaching the gates. 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 Media Services contributed to this report.

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