Sounders beefing up security at home games
The team announced Wednesday it will begin using handheld metal detectors beginning with the July 3rd match against D.C. United.
Fans will be asked to remove all metal from their pockets and hold the items in their hands as the screening is conducted. This includes coins, keys and cell phones.
If fans have concerns about the use of a metal detector due to medical reasons, the enhanced pat-down screening procedure can be substituted. Fans are encouraged to arrive early so they have enough time to pass through security. The stadium gates open 90 minutes before kickoff.
The same program was implemented at Seahawks games last season.