MLB To Suggest Metal Detectors

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Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/CBS/AP)- Cardinals fans entering Busch Stadium next season may need to pass through a metal detector.

Major League Baseball security director John Skinner says the league will recommend adding the security devices at all ballparks.

Speaking at a safety symposium in Massachusetts on Friday, Skinner said some aspects of the screenings would be left up to individual teams, but the commissioner’s office will suggest walk-through metal detectors.

Dr. Lou Marciani is the director of the National Center for Spectator Sports and Safety at the University of Southern Mississippi. He says it’s a good idea, “I commend Major League Baseball for looking into better access controls for fans. It’ll be quicker and more efficient than in the past.”

MLB is expected to make the security upgrade recommendation to teams during the league’s winter meetings next month in Florida.

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