Fans entering Dodger Stadium for Monday night’s game against the Miami Marlins will be greeted with a new addition to the club’s security staff.
Walk-through metal detectors, which Major League Baseball will require of all clubs beginning in 2015, will make their first appearance at the park tomorrow. According to the team, the magnometers will be utilized at “select gates” for tomorrow and Wednesday, and for another 20 games this season.
Here’s how it works: Fans will pass through the detector immediately before their tickets are scanned. The procedure requires fans to remove their cell phones and other large metal objects prior to passing through, but not shoes, belts or “items smaller than cell phones.” Like the TSA airport procedures, you can opt out; all fans have the option of being scanned with a hand-held device.
As we reported in January, all clubs will be required to implement permanent metal detectors at all gates beginning in 2015.