Fans to Walk Through Magnetometers at MetLife Stadium
Fans entering MetLife Stadium for sports games or concerts will now have to walk through metal detectors, called magnetometers, when they arrive at the venue.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants and Jets fans will now have to walk through metal detectors when they arrive at the MetLife Stadium to watch a game.
Officials at the stadium, which is also used for dozens of other events, such as concerts, have installed 92 magnetometers (or mags) around five gates, and three guards per machine, >Associated Press reports.
The detectors are similar to those used by the Transportation Security Association (TSA). Unlike at airports, fans will not have to remove their shoes or belts. However, security officials will wand or pat-down fans if there are extenuating circumstances.
The detectors, which officials at the MetLife Stadium purchased two year ago, cost roughly $500,000.
Other venues, such as the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and Oakland Coliseum are in full use of the mags. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass, will be next.
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