MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Changes are being implemented by the Minnesota Vikings security personnel starting this weekend to hopefully make getting into the Metrodome a safer and less invasive process.

Starting for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, which is a noon kick-off, security personnel will be using hand-held metal detectors for entrance into the game. The process replaces the current pat-down procedure that takes longer and can be seen as more invasive.

The hand-held metal detectors will be in limited use for Sunday’s game, but officials said they will be used at all gates by the time the Vikings host the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 4.

To prepare for the changes this weekend, Vikings officials are encouraging fans to arrive at the Metrodome early and allow extra time to get into the stadium. They also are urging fans to cooperate with security personnel and patience as security staff adjusts to the new system.

Comments (8)
  1. just sayin says:

    Another loss.

    1. marciak says:

      Try using the metal detectors on those criminals on the team

  2. me says:

    I hate home games. It makes my train ride into and out of downtown for work miserable. They need to make a law that says people cannot be packed in like sardines, and have more trains running during these games

  3. Steve says:

    Can we get a real Coach now? Can we get a real QB now? (I wanted Dalton!)…Can we get a couple of DB’s that are taller than a munchkin and have speed, and can tackle? Can we get an OL that can live up to their height? Can we get a new stadium built before the Vike’s bolt for greener pastures? YES WE CAN!!! Sure We CAN!…..hope we can…nuff said!

    1. Jokerman says:

      Maybe we could add a sales tax to raise money to pay for one or two good players. I’ll call Mark Dayton’s office right away.

  4. Uasked4it says:

    “Vikings lose to……” aren’t any of you tired of reading the sports headlines. Give it up–no stadium at public expense. If Ziggy wants a money machine stadium, let HIM pay for it .

  5. BKinMN says:

    @me……seriously??? Get over yourself. Poor you. Roll up in bubble wrap, so people don’t invade your precious personal space. Public transportation has more than one option for you to use.

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