Stricter Bag Rules On Opening Day CBS Detroit
DETROIT (CBS Detroit)Most fans probably guessed it was coming the Detroit Tigers timberland boots for women announced fans will face walk through metal detectors at all Comerica Park entry gates and access points starting with Opening Day 2014.
In addition, all streets around Comerica Park will be restricted from any vehicle traffic.
“This initiative is another step in our enhanced guest security and safety measures,” said Mike Healy, Vice President of Ballpark Operations. “Safety is paramount and we want to strike a balance between safety and customer convenience. Most importantly, we are being proactive to ensure we create as safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment as we can. Statistically, walk through metal detectors allow for guests to enter more quickly and effectively into the ballpark than hand wands.”
Major League Baseball guidelines mandate a screening program be implemented at all MLB ballparks by 2015.
The Tigers recommend ticket holders arrive early to allow ample time for this new security procedure. games. The two hours before game time will afford patrons more time to enter the ballpark and also the opportunity to watch part of Tigers batting practice.
All streets around Comerica Park will be restricted from any vehicle traffic. Since 2004 when planning for the 2005 Major League Baseball All Star Game began, the Detroit Tigers working with the Detroit Police Department, Federal Depar timberland boots for women tment of Homeland Se timberland boots for women curity, FBI, Michigan State Police, and other stakeholders developed a Buffer Zone Protection Plan for Comerica Park. This plan included closure of streets around Comerica Park which has been adjusted annually. In 2014, this hardened perimeter will include street closures two hours before gates open.
Here’s what you need to know for 2014:Guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid a longer wait to enter the ballpark.As in past years, all guests will be subject to bag searches and all bags will be checked.Only bags that comply with MLB standards of 16x16x8 will be admitted.
Guests will need to empty their pockets of keys, mobile phones, and other items before walking through the metal detector. Guests can opt of the walk thru metal detector screening but they will be subject to hand held metal detector screening or alternative screening procedures.
It is suggested guests minimize the amount of items they bring to the ballpark.
There will be no access to the ballpark from the Beer Hall timberland boots for women or the Labatt Blue Light Jungle outside doors
Guests will be asked to return all restricted items back to their vehicle. Guests who are caught in the park with a restricted item(s) will have the object confiscated and may be subject to ejection.
Permitted Items after inspection:ALL BAGS/PURSES ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTIONbags smaller than 16 x 16 x 8 (including soft sided coolers, backpacks and diaper bags, bags cannot have a rigid interior or exterior frame)strollers (umbrella type that folds up and will fit underneath the seat, large strollers may be checked at Guest Services)