Enhanced security policy in place for Opening Day
Two pieces of advice for today:
1. Pace yourselves. Between Opening Day against the Rockies this afternoon and the Badgers in the National Championship Game tonight, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
2. Head to your seat early.
An edict from Major League Baseball requires teams to screen fans at they enter every game at every stadium this season, so it will take longer than usual to get through the gates at Miller Park, especially for sold-out games like today’s. To help ease the burden today, the Brewers will open the stadium gates 2 1/2 hours before game time, at 10:40 a.m. CT.
All fans will walk through a metal detector prior to having their tickets scanned. If the device detects the presence of metal, the guest will be checked with a hand-held wand. Bags will still be checked, just as they have been for the last several years.The Brewers will have an Express Lane at most gates for fans entering Miller Park without a bag or purse.
Bottom line: It will take some time to get to your seat. Come in early.
And hey, if you get stuck in line, you can revisit our Opening Day preview content at Brewers.com:
The key player: Return to form makes Braun, Brewers dangerous
The manager: Roenicke’s focus on future, not past
The festivities: Selig to throw out first pitch at Brewers opener
The opinion: NL Central is clearly the best division in baseball
The game preview: All eyes on healthy sluggers for Opening Day
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