MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Twins will begin using walk-through metal detectors at Target Field starting with the team’s home opener on Monday, April 7.
It will be a phased-in effort, with all the gates to have the detectors by early May, according to Twins spokesperson Kevin Smith.
“This is a significant investment by the Twins,” he said, as well as an initiative fostered by Major League Baseball.
By the start of 2015, all clubs will be required to implement a program for screening every fan before going into a ballpark. But Smith assured it won’t be like going through the security checkpoints at the airport.
“Don’t take your shoes off, don’t take your belt off,” he said.