I went to the Mets game last night and was dreading going through security. While I was hanging with friends at the MTA lot listening to their stories about dealing with security issues the whole last week. One of the things I didn't hear about until yesterday was that the security staff opened up cigarette packs and removed the cigarettes by hand without wearing gloves. That's out of control there. I still can't get over that they supposedly tried to pat down a toddler.
I went to get on line at 6pm. I wanted to give myself an hour to get in just in case. I got inside the stadium in 3 minutes. Yes. 3 minutes. I don't know what was different yesterday vs. Friday night but the security wasn't invasive to me at all. I was shocked. Outright Shocked.
Let's check out Twitter:
Hey @mets. I had a very easy time getting into @CitiField tonight. The bag check wasn’t invasive and they wasn’t overly aggressive wanding pat down. This was way different then what was all over social media tonight.— keith blacknick (@Mediagoon) September 14, 2019
Zoomed through tonight, but I travel light.— Englishteach (@CKoestner) September 15, 2019
Walked right in with no issues. Was actually surprised!!!!— Mike Mehan (@mmehan82) September 15, 2019
Was about 20 mins— ⚾️CPA⚾️ (@MrMet_CPA) September 15, 2019
I was surprised I’ve never heard them say you can’t go through rotunda unless your ticket gate is marked as such but they let me through with clear was expecting worse security from reading yours and others recent stories— Rob Southard (@Rsouthard26) September 14, 2019
You can't walk in any gate? Since when?
Last week it was stricter. They took everything out of my bag. All i had was a bottle of water, charger, and a hoodie— Miguel A. Garcia (@realblackhart) September 14, 2019
Not terrible for 40 mins before game time, but probably will get worse pic.twitter.com/8TpfQWNImB— ⚾️CPA⚾️ (@MrMet_CPA) September 14, 2019
Me too! Easy entry tonight!— Rebecca_LGM (@Rebecca_LGM) September 14, 2019
Good job Mets with pivoting last night and making it easier to get in. The security staff seemed more cordial and polite to the fans entering the ballpark.
I heard a few different things about Friday night. From the Security Union's contract is ending after this season and also the MLB did a security audit on
Friday night which through the security staff into a tizzy. Anyone hear anything about this? With the way everything looked on Friday night, I really think
that they might not have passed. I am going again tonight and we'll see how it looks tonight. Hopefully last night's trend continues.