Earlier this off-season, Major League Baseball officials were in the process of creating a new set of security measures for stadiums to use in order to increase safety. These new measures would include metal detectors at every stadium and the idea came after the Boston Marathon bombings in April.
According to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, Dodger Stadium will have changes coming in the future regarding stadium entrance:
Fans entering Dodger Stadium will have to pass through permanent metal detectors beginning in 2015, team president Stan Kasten said Tuesday.
This comes after MLB laid out its’ new plans at the Winter Meetings in Florida in December, in which they recommended that every team install metal detectors in ballparks everywhere. Safeco Field in Seattle will become the first stadium to have them since they’ll be installed for the upcoming 2014 season. The Dodgers will follow the next year and will experiment with new entrance procedures this season. Kasten said no security devices are being installed as a part of the off-season renovations.
Last season, fans heading into Dodger Stadium were subject to bag searches and an occasional magnetic wand as a part of their screening process. Bags must meet the requirements set by MLB in terms of size. Dodger Stadium allows fans to bring their own food and drinks, but alcohol and glass containers aren’t allowed. Increased stadium security has begun across sports and will continue to grow to provide a safe environment for fans.
A new bag policy was introduced to NFL stadiums this season, allowing fans to bring in only clear bags to games and arenas like Staples Center already have metal detectors installed. Dodger Stadium will be a much safer place and continue to give fans one the best baseball experience.
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