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Cleveland Indians fans attending Opening Day will not see any security changes from last season

April 5, 2018 GMT

Cleveland Indians fans attending Opening Day will not see any security changes from last season

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fans heading to the Cleveland Indians’ home opener Friday at Progressive Field will not see any security changes from last season, officials said.

The Indians’ security operation remains the same as it did in 2017, team spokesman Curtis Danburg said in an email. No major changes have been made, so fans should be unaffected.

Cleveland police officers will provide traffic control in downtown Cleveland for the game, which starts at 4:10 p.m., as well as the Cleveland Monsters hockey game that begins at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.

The police department’s bike patrol unit and horse unit will also be available, weather-permitting, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said.

The Indians’ security operation includes:

Security awareness training for all Indians Game Day personnel.High visibility of uniformed law enforcement personnel at all games.Daily inspection of the facility by ballpark operations and law enforcement personnel prior to opening the ballpark.No bags exceeding the maximum size of 16x16x8 inches will be allowed.

All bags will be thoroughly inspected before they are permitted into Progressive Field. Templates will be utilized as necessary at inspection points. Bags and their contents must fit within the template without assistance.