Reds beef up security at the ballpark

Cincinnati Reds stadium
(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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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