All MLB Ballparks Required To Have Metal Detector Screening By 2015



Going to a baseball game? Leave your knives and whatever else at home.

Starting in the 2015 season all 30 Major League Baseball teams will be required to implement either walk through metal detectors or hand-held ones.

MLB spokesman Michael Teevan explained why the new rule:

“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,…We conducted testing of these measures at the All-Star game and at both World Series venues last year and were pleased that it was effective and received without issue from fans.”

While it’s always good to make sure the stadiums are as safe as possible, one hope it doesn’t go too far and make it into a TSA situation, where in that case the security checkout will take longer than the games themselves.

H/T NBC Sports