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Phillies to install metal detectors at Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies are installing metal detectors at the Right Field Gate of Citizens Bank Park during the upcoming homestand and they will be fully operational starting on Monday, July 21.  The move is in response to a league-wide mandate from MLB to have metal detectors present at all stadiums next season.  This initial phase is a pilot program for increased screening procedures and will expand park-wide during the off-season.

Fans will be required to pass through the metal detector prior having their tickets scanned.  They will need to remove all cell phones, cameras and other large metal items but will not have to remove their shoes or belts as with airport security.  Hand-held devices will be used for those fans who cannot pass through the metal detectors.

The increased security comes a year after the Eagles beefed up their gate security and have been coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security.  The move is not in response to a specific incident, rather it is seen as a preventative precautionary measure.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. PaMikeyDC

    July 2, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Trust me- lines will be much, much longer!

    Maybe my Grammy and yours won’t bring 100 purses and 10 lunch bags.

    Fans will hopefully learn to just bring their cell phones, wallets, knives, and baseball gloves.

    All fans- don’t be that person in line!!!!! (Arguing bc you cannot bring in your knife that was and is a keepsake from your deceased grandad. Keep it locked in your car).

  2. Jeff Orbach

    July 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Maybe they can arm the front office and scouting dept’s with Bat Detectors because we don’t have any

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