ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - St. Louis Cardinals fans had a much easier time navigating metal detectors Wednesday night. The team heard from some fans who complained about long lines following opening day. The Cardinals said they were assessing the situation and expected the next big test to come this weekend.
Wednesday’s crowd was smaller than the crowd for opening day but some fans arrived early just in case there were long lines. Fans we talked with had no trouble getting through the metal detectors. Workers were stationed around several gates holding up signs and asking fans to be prepared when they entered the gate.
“Folks make sure you empty your pockets, keys, cell phones, cameras anything metal before you get to the gates please,” shouted one worker repeatedly.
Another worker had a microphone and told fans, “Please take all of your metal objects out of your pockets. They will go into a basket and you will get them back as soon as you go through the metal detectors.”
Most of the fans we talked with agreed with the directive from Major League Baseball to put metal detectors in place.
One fan said, “It might cause longer lines, but if you feel safer what’s a few extra minutes.”