MetLife Stadium Installs Magnetometers at Gates
MetLiife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets and site of dozens of other mega-events will use walk-through metal detectors at all gates. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, no more wanding or pat-downs.
The detectors, called magnetometers (or mags), are similar to those used by TSA officials at airports, except that fans don't need to remove their shoes or belts, said AP. As long as fans are not carrying anything metalic, or hiding any items, entry through the mags should be easy.
Already, Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and Oakland Coliseum are in full use of the mags. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, will be next, said the AP report.
"NFL security executives recommended to the owners last month that all 31 stadiums go to the walk-through detectors within two years. The investment at MetLife was about $500,000, and most clubs need to budget for such an expenditure over that period of time," AP said.
At MetLife, there are 92 mags spread around five gates, and three security officers per machine.