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New security measures debut at Kauffman Stadium

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Fans passing through the turnstiles at Kauffman Stadium on Friday saw additional security measures.

In the wake of last year's bombings at the Boston Marathon, Major League Baseball required all teams to take additional security measures starting with Opening Day.

Most fans shrug off the additional measures, saying they're expected in these times. Fans said they feel safe at Kauffman Stadium.

"I'm all for it," said Casey Coates. "It certainly can't be a bad thing to increase the safety for fans, players, everybody."

Most fans will be screened with a hand-held wand and the team will work not to slow down the lines. Fans at other stadiums will see airport-like security, but the Royals didn't want to go that far.

Toby Cook, a spokesman for the Royals, said MLB expects the Royals to screen nearly every fan.

After this year, MLB will decide whether to require airport-like security at all stadiums.

Click here for security information at Kauffman.

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