Be prepared to get screened at the next Sounders home game. Seattle Sounders FC is implementing a new security policy beginning July 3rd that will have fans screened by handheld metal detectors.
“Our first priority is to ensure a safe environment for Sounders FC fans at
CenturyLink Field,” said Sounders FC President Peter McLoughlin in a press release. ”This is the same program that was implemented at Seahawks games last season. The process is smooth and moves quickly.”
According to Soundersfc.com:
- 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 any concerns about the use of a metal detector due
to medical reasons, the enhanced pat-down screening procedure can be
- Fans are encouraged to give themselves enough time to pass
- CenturyLink Field gates open 90 minutes before kickoff
and the 30-minute period leading up to kickoff is the busiest time frame at the security screening points.