Minute Maid security to start using walk-through metal detectors at Astros games

Minute Maid security to start using walk-through metal detectors at Astros games

Minute Maid Park | File photo

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 12:45 PM

HOUSTON -- New security measures will be in place as fans arrive for Tuesday night’s Astros game at Minute Maid Park.

Earlier this month team officials announced that, in accordance with Major League Baseball's guidelines to ensure fan safety, both hand-held and “nonintrusive” walk-through metal detectors will be used at all gates.

The plan was scheduled to go into effect Tuesday, June 24.

“We embrace and support MLB's increased security initiative, because the safety of our fans is our top priority," said Astros Senior Vice President of Business Operations Marcel Braithwaite.

Upon entering the ballpark, fans will be asked to follow the instructions below:
    -Remove cell phone(s) from pockets.
    -Place bags onto the screening table.
    -Walk through metal detector with cell phone in hand.
    -Guests will be encouraged to take prohibited items back to their cars. Items left at the gates are not the responsibility of the Houston Astros.

The list of items allowed and prohibited at Astros games remains the same.

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