After using handheld metal detectors in limited fashion during the Vikings-Raiders game on November 20, the Vikings will fully implement the NFL’s new security policy and replace the current pat-down procedure with handheld metal detectors at all gates beginning with Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
In order to improve the NFL’s new process, the Vikings have hired an additional 60 game day security staff and have added 10 additional points of entry into Mall of America Field.
“We understand this new procedure will be a transition for both Vikings fans and the game day staff,” said Vikings Director of Security Kim Klawiter. “The Vikings are committed to ensuring fans are in their seats for kickoff and have the best game day experience possible. We are asking for our fans’ help as well.”
The Vikings are encouraging fans to:
• Arrive at Mall of America Field early and allow extra time for entrance.
• Remove items from pockets and hold in hands before reaching security.
• Be patient while fans and stadium security staff adjust to the new process.
Click here to watch a video showing how the process will unfold.
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