LOS ANGELES - Dodger fans will experience new security procedures set forth by Major League Baseball beginning with the Freeway Series finale on Saturday, April 4 with the Angels and running through the 2015 MLB season.
Major League Baseball will be implementing new mandatory security procedures through a metal detector-enhanced screening process. This procedure, which resulted from a recent study of best security practices and MLB's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to elevate and standardize initiatives across the game, will be in addition to bag checks that have been uniform throughout MLB. Fan screening may be conducted by means of hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers.
These procedures were utilized periodically at certain gates during the 2014 season and all 30 Major League Baseball teams will institute these procedures this year.
Dodger ownership puts the importance of the fan experience, including fan safety, first and foremost.
While Dodger Stadium staff will make every effort to ensure this process doesn't delay fan entry into the stadium, the Dodgers appreciate everyone's patience, as this new procedure begins. Fans are asked to observe the following protocol:
- Guests are encouraged to arrive early to minimize wait times
- Guests are not required to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets, keys or coins before walking through the metal detector
- All bags will continue to be checked upon entry into Dodger Stadium
- Guests are encouraged to minimize the amount of items they bring into the stadium
- Only bags with dimensions that comply with the MLB standard of 16"x16"x8" will be admitted
- Guests are asked to place large metal objects such as cell phones and sunglass cases, on screening tables before walking through the metal detectors
- Guests with strollers, those in wheelchairs, or with medical devices that set off metal detectors will be offered an alternative screening method.