The metal detectors will be phased-in at Great American Ball Park beginning on Friday for the start of the upcoming homestand against the New York Mets (Photo: FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Cincinnati Reds today announced that as part of Major League Baseball's initiative to standardize security procedures at all 30 Major League parks for the start of the 2015 season, walk-through metal detectors will be phased-in at Great American Ball Park beginning on Friday for the start of the upcoming homestand against the New York Mets.
The new metal detectors will be located at the main ballpark gates on Crosley Terrace (corner of 2nd and Joe Nuxhall Way) in an effort to acclimate fans and staff to the new procedures before the 2015 mandate.
All fans will be asked to remove cell phones and large metal objects from their pockets before walking through the metal detectors. Ballpark staff will work diligently to insure this procedure is timely and efficient.
Guests that cannot walk through the metal detectors due to medical conditions have the option of being manually checked with a hand-held detector.
all bags will be checked and only MLB-compliant bags (16 in. x 16 in. x 8 in. or smaller) will be admitted.
Beginning in 2015, all game-day entrances to Great American Ball Park will follow this protocol.