ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Cardinals have confirmed that Major League Baseball will standardize security measures across the board for all Major League Baseball stadiums by the 2015 season.
Those new measures will include fans having to pass through metal detectors. For fans that don’t want to go through metal detectors, they will have the option of being scanned by a hand held device.
The move was prompted by ongoing discussions and cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, to raise the level of security at the nation’s ballparks.
Seattle Mariner fans will be the first to see the enhanced security measures at Safeco Field on Opening Day, April 8th against the Los Angeles Angels.
Currently, all Major League Baseball stadiums are required to do mandatory bag checks, which were instituted in 2013.