March 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) Metal detectors are coming to Dodger Stadium starting with the Freeway Series finale against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

The detectors will be used around the major leagues in addition to bag checks that are done at all stadiums.

The procedures were used periodically at certain Dodger Stadium gates last season, and now all 30 major league teams will use them.

The Dodgers say their staff will try to make sure the detectors don't delay fan entry into the stadium, but they are urging patience as the new procedures begin. The team is asking fans to arrive early and minimize the number of items they bring into the stadium.

The team says fans won't have to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets, keys or coins before walking through the detectors. Fans will have to place large metal objects like cell phones and sunglass cases on screening tables before walking through.

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