The Phillies announced on Monday they will be implementing a pilot program at Citizens Bank Park for new metal detectors that will be implemented league-wide by the 2015 season. It was first reported back in January that Major League Baseball was making this standard.
Starting Monday, July 21, fans entering the ballpark through the Right Field Gate will be required to pass through a metal detector immediately before their tickets are scanned. All cell phones, cameras and other large metal items will need to be removed prior to passing through the metal detectors.
Unlike the standard procedures of the Transportation Security Administration, fans will not be required to remove shoes or belts. Those who cannot pass through a metal detector will be checked with a hand-held device.
I guess that is one positive to lower attendance.
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