Vikings Will Begin To Use Handheld Metal Detectors On Sunday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 16, 2011 – 2:09 pm

As part of the NFL’s ongoing efforts to increase fan safety and security, the Vikings will begin using handheld metal detectors for entrance to the Vikings-Raiders game at Mall of America Field this Sunday. The metal detectors, in limited use for this weekend’s game, will fully replace the current pat-down procedure beginning with the Vikings-Broncos game on Sunday, December 4.

“The thoroughness of a search for dangerous weapons with a handheld metal detector is superior to that of a conventional pat-down,” said Vikings Director of Security Kim Klawiter. “This process will better protect our fans and, at the same time, be less invasive and limit the need for physical contact with patrons.”

The Vikings are encouraging fans to:
• Arrive at Mall of America Field early
• Allow extra time for entrance to stadium
• Cooperate with security personnel
• Be patient while fans and stadium security staff adjust to the new process

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16 Responses to “Vikings Will Begin To Use Handheld Metal Detectors On Sunday”

  1. By Justin F on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings must be preparing for fan backlash…


  2. By vikingrealitycheck on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    I will not subject myself to this abuse. As I never plan to fly commercially in the U.S. because of the TSA, I will never again buy a ticket to an NFL event.

  3. By Parody on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    Are you kidding? A metal detector is preferrable to having some fat 40-something security guard feel you up. The only question I have is how will this policy change affect the time to get into the dome? It seems like a foregone conclusion that it will take longer at least for the first couple of games, but will it speed things up once they get a hang of it?

  4. By Parody on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    And these metal detectors won’t be able to notice some awkward non-metallic bulge underneath my sweatshirt, so I just might be able to get my Vikings horn into the game to help make some noise!

  5. By Cali Packers Fan on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t blame ‘em. Who knows what a viking fan might do. You’re all f****d up in the head anyway. :-o

  6. By Justin F on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    Cali, so you say we’re f’d up in the head? Why don’t you take a look at the Packer fanbase?

  7. By VegasVike on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    They should arm the WR’s with pig skin detectors lol.

  8. By meswant on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    don’t for get to arm the defence….they miss tackles!!!! perhaps some glue to to help make sure they keep the ball or opposing team player with the ball in their hands. May be a bit obvious when the opposing team is running down the field with 4 or 5 Vikings stuck to them……..

  9. By fee loe on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    got 2 give da ball 2 da Viking king A.P. that will take alot of pressure off Ponder .Peterson needs da ball 20 to 25 times a game

  10. By fee loe on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    need cornerbacks an betta a matter of fact different defense f*** a cover 2. blitz,blitz,blitz .pressure bust pipes .minnesota cant bust a grape if they throw it on da ground.coaches man up an step up .dont sit down an stay down

  11. By One Eye Willy on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Cali, how about you learn to comprehend what you’ve just read before you try and be clever. Oh, and staying up on current events would help as well. If you’ve turned on ESPN in the past 2 weeks you would have seen that a Raider fan beat a Dolphin fan to a coma, and another Raider fan stabbed a Charger fan.

  12. By James on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah those Raiders fans are something serious. I don’t blame the Vikings staff for taking precaution.. Raiders fans dont know how to act in public.

  13. By Rocksalt on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    The way the Vikings been playing, they should be wearing the ne.rdy pocket protectors!

  14. By Rocksalt on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    can’t believe this site blocked n3rdy……….what the h3lll

  15. By radzinwisconsin on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Bring the wooden pot pipe cuz it will be funny baked when Janitkowski kicks the ball 60 Yards plus to win it @ the buzzer! Close but no cigar Mr. Greenway u suck!!

  16. By facepuller on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    god bless america!

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