Yankee Stadium to install walk-through metal detectors this week

Monday August 18th, 2014
The New York Yankees will install metal detectors at select entrances at Yankee Stadium starting Tuesday, ahead of MLB's mandate that all 30 ballparks do so in time for the 2015 season. 
Fans entering the stadium must remove cell phones and any metal objects from their pockets. Fans can choose to be checked with a hand-held detector if they don't want to go through a walk-through metal detector.

"Due to the enhanced security measures," the team said in a statement, "the Yankees strongly urge all fans to begin budgeting extra time for entry into the ballpark when planning their trip to the Stadium."

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The Minnesota Twins have had walk-through metal detectors since the beginning of the season and used them during last month's All-Star Game.

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