Going to a football game in Cleveland is about to feel like taking a plane. The only difference may be keeping your shoes on.
The NFL and Cleveland Browns announcing new security measures that will include ticket holders scanned by hand-held metal detectors instead of undergoing a pat-down by security.
You'll be asked to hold keys, cell phones or other metal in your hands while being "wanded."
The news policy will be in effect this weekend for the Browns-Philadelphia Eagles pre-season game.
(NFL news release) Starting with the preseason home opener this Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles, all fans will be subject to metal detection as they enter Cleveland Browns Stadium.
This is a new requirement for all NFL stadiums.
This new procedure, using handheld metal detectors, will enhance the current screening process and ensure a safe gameday environment for all fans. Fans will be asked to hold their keys, cell phones and any other metal items in their hands during the wanding process. This procedure will eliminate the need for “pat-downs” of fans. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium.