BALTIMORE (WJZ)– There was plenty of action on football fields across the country Sunday. But before the games, NFL fans got their first hands-on experience with extra security measures.

Adam May has more.

From Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to the Metrodome in Minneapolis– new security procedures went into effect at NFL games across the country. Pat-downs previously kept above the waist, extend to the ankles.

The new mandate slowed down lines a little, but overall, ticket-holders had few complaints.

“If one extra pat-down ensures my safety, I say go for it.”

“I belive it’s safer for the crowd. There’s fewer worries about someone carrying in a knife, getting drunk and stabbing them or something.”

“We can feel secure, safe inside.”

The changes were recommended prior to this season but implemented after last week’s Jets-Cowboys game, when a man pulled put a stun gun during a fight in the stands, injuring several fans.

“I heard the Taser before I saw a Taser,” a witness said. “I’m not going to lie, I heard the zzz noise.”

At Ravens games, the changes go into effect Oct. 2 when the Ravens take on the Jets.

There’s a long list of items prohibited at M & T Bank Stadium. For details, click here.

  1. Judy Bradford says:

    I live in Nashville,(from Maryland) went to the Titans/Ravens game yesterday at LP Field. The extra security was in place. It took just an extra minute and was no issue. M & T will , I am sure do just as good a job. It was a great day spent with my very sad nephew, he is a Ravens fan.

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