Reds beef up security at the ballpark

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The Cincinnati Reds grounds crew checks the field on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cincinnati. The Reds host the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday afternoon in their Opening Day baseball game. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – The Cincinnati Reds are beefing up security as part of an effort to standardize security at all Major League ballparks.

You will have to walk through a metal detector at Great American Ballpark. Some will be up and running in time for the September 5 Reds’ home stand.

The first detectors will be installed at the main ballpark gates on Crosley Terrace at the corner of 2nd Street and Joe Nuxhall Way.

The Reds’ say the first detectors installed will help fans and staff acclimate to the new procedures.

You will be asked to remove cell phones and large metal objects from pockets before walking through.

Guests who cannot walk through a detector due to a medical condition can request to be checked using a handheld detector.

Major League Baseball is working with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security at all 30 ballparks.

All bags will still be checked as is the procedure now.

All of the detectors should be installed by the beginning of the 2015 season.

Visit the Cincinnati Reds on line for more information.

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