Metal detectors at D-backs games

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Metal detectors are in place at Chase Field. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Metal detectors are in place at Chase Field. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - There's a big change in place at Chase Field. Fans will now have to go through metal detectors.

The change was ordered by Major League Baseball as it worked with the Department of Homeland Security. All 30 MLB teams have to have the same type of security.

"I think in this day and age people expect it because they want to feel safe," said Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. "When you go to the airport, you know what you're going to go through. Hopefully, this will be something that people get used to in a hurry."

You have to take things out of your pockets and go through the metal detectors, but they have a lot of them to keep fans moving.

The metal detectors were in place for Friday's spring training game.

"I know once they go through that I have a better chance of somebody not bringing in knives, guns, bombs," said Tim Paul, who attended the game. "It's something you put up with and you feel confident with it and you just go along with the flow."

"It's sad it has to happen but because of the world we live in today it does," said Corey Marcott, who was at the game. "I don't want to be a statistic. There's too much of that going on nowadays and I don't want to be one of them. Anything that helps with security I'm for it."

Unlike the airport, there aren't X-ray machines for bags so those will have to be searched by hand.

There are express lanes for people carrying just cellphones and wallets.

People flew through the lines on Friday, but there could be a bit of a wait on Opening Day. Give yourself an extra 30 minutes to get into Monday's game.

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