Heading to Safeco this season? Prepare for additional wait times getting in to the park. The Seattle Mariners announced that they are adding metal detectors starting this season.
This goes with a mandate from Major League Baseball that all parks have a screening program in place in stadiums by 2015.
“This procedure, which results from MLB’s continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in addition to bag checks that are now uniform throughout MLB,”– Michael Teevan, MLB spokesman
The Mariners will have fans use walk-through magnetometers as their tickets are being scanned at all public entrances. Fans who do not want to use the walk-through metal detectors for whatever reason will have the option of being checked with a handheld device.
Regardless, fans should plan on a little extra time in getting into the ballpark this season.