The o.Co Coliseum in Oakland and Comerica Park in Detroit already have them. Starting on Tuesday, as will Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. New York Yankees COO Lonn Trost announced the news to install metal detectors into the already five-year old stadium.
"Nothing is more important to us at Yankee Stadium than the safety of the fans we serve. To that end, we are committed to the procedures that Major League Baseball and the Department of Homeland Security have asked us to implement. We want our fans to feel safe in Yankee Stadium, and our staff is dedicated to maintaining the highest security standards possible.”
While there haven't been any altercations to note on record that would prompt stadiums to install metal detectors, it also can't hurt either, as fans shouldn't be attempting to bring in dangerous things inside a ballpark anyway, as they risk being arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Yet, since all stadiums are doing this anyway before the 2015 season, it only makes sense for the Yankees to get a jump on the process and have them installed now rather than later.
So for the fans who have tickets to the Tuesday night game at Yankee Stadium against the Houston Astros, be prepared to walk through the newly-installed metal detectors.
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