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MLB: New security measures require metal detectors in 2015

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Getting into a baseball game will soon fell a lot like boarding a plane.  That's because beginning in 2015 all Major League Baseball parks will be required to have walk through metal detectors, or the hand wands that TSA agents use.

And baseball isn't alone, the NFL and the PGA Tour are adopting some of the same changes recently.

The newest security policy coming from Major League Baseball, some parks already have this policy including Fenway Park in Boston and AT&T in San Francisco. This policy means going to an MLB game anywhere will now feel a little more like going through airport security.

Tighter security coming to sporting events in Phoenix as Major League Baseball announcing ticket holders will now be required to go through metal detectors starting in 2015.

"It might slow down just a bit but if anything it's more secure than anything" said Rob Porter.

"It may even speed up the line if there are metal detectors versus wands" said Bilal Shamsid-Deen.

The MLB policy comes after the NFL initiated a ban on purses and bags only allowing clear bags into stadiums across the country.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is also ramping up security in the name of safety, patrons must leave purses and bags at home. One gallon zip lop bags, clear bags, and small clutch bags are allowed.

"It is kind of an inconvenience but I'll feel safer because of it" said Sheena Garcia.

Dawn Horde said, "Safety is key, your items won't be as private as if they were in a purse".

Many sports fans don't have a problem with metal detectors but say banning bags goes too far.

"I would say it's inconvenient, all I can bring is my glasses" said Jeff Kissler.

The NFL policy kicked off this season, the MLB policy will not start until 2015

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