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Security Program Tested At Citizens Bank Park

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Phillies fans are seeing something a little different as they head into Monday night's game. Metal detectors are being introduced tonight as part of a pilot security program before they go nationwide next season.

Phillies fans entering at the Right Field gate will need to pass through the metal detector before their ticket is scanned. Starting Open Day 2015, each gate will require fans to pass through metal detectors.

The Phillies Director of Security says it’s part of an overall effort by the league to increase security at sporting events, especially after the Boston Marathon bombings.

"This isn't as intense as the airport. You don't have to take off belt, your jacket or glasses or anything like that. The only things you need to take out of your pockets are your camera, your cell phone and your keys. Leave all your coins in your pocket any smaller metal objects, like coins or jewelry, they can stay on your person," said Phillies Director of Security Sal Deangelis.

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