New Public Safety Measure Now in Place for All Stadium Events Including NFL Games (Press Release)
East Rutherford, New Jersey – June 1, 2015 – In a continuing effort to improve the fan experience and provide a safer environment for all guests, walk-through magnetometers have been installed at all gates at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants.
The new security measure, a National Football League Best Practice implemented as of June 1, will remain in place for all upcoming Stadium events, including NFL preseason and regular season games.
Walk-through magnetometers, a more effective and less intrusive form of screening, will replace hand-held magnetometers as the primary screening device.
Guests will not need to remove their shoes, belts, coins, watches or jewelry, as required at airports. Guests will have to place their cell phones, cameras, and keys on a security table prior to walking through the metal detector. To help expedite the process, guests are advised to only bring items they will absolutely need for the event.
The MetLife Stadium Bag Policy, Code of Conduct, and Carry-In Policy remain the same. Specifics can be found online at www.metlifestadium.com.
“The safety and security of our guests has always been our utmost priority,” said Daniel DeLorenzi, MetLife Stadium director of security and safety services. “The addition of walk-through magnetometers is part of the progression of stadium security and adds to our already robust public safety and security procedures. We continue to look for ways to provide a world-class experience for all guests attending events at MetLife Stadium.”
In May, the NFL Committee on Stadium Security mandated that all NFL stadiums install walk-through magnetometers within the next two years.
This public safety measure, recently required by Major League Baseball, is being used at other major sports venues in the region, including Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and Barclays Center.
Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the Stadium through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect.