Target Field to have metal detectors at all gates by May - KMSP-TV

Target Field to have metal detectors at all gates by May

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Target Field will have walk-through metal detectors at all 5 gate entrances come early May.

The venue will begin using the detectors for the Twins Home Opener on Monday, April 7 against the Oakland Athletics, but the other detectors will be phased-in and fully activated by early May.

The new security initiative is due to Major League Baseball's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security. By the start of the 2015 season, all clubs will be required to implement a procedure for screening every fan prior to entry at each Major League ballpark.

WALK-THROUGH DETAILS

Fans will pass through a detector right before tickets are scanned.

Fans will be required to remove cell phones and other large metal items before the walk-through.

Fans will not be required to remove shoes, belts or items smaller than cell phones from their pockets.

Those who do not wish to pass through a metal detector will have the option of being checked with a hand-held device.

The ballpark will still allow bags, backpacks and purses but will still be subject to inspection at all gates.

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