Thu August 9, 2012
Bengals replace pat-downs with magnetic wanding
Bengals security will no longer pat fans down at the games. Instead they'll will be screened with a magnetic wand to detect any metal being brought into the stadium.
Attendees will have to have keys, phones and other metal items in their hands during this wand screening. The change is mandated by the NFL.
Bengals director of business development, Bob Bedinghaus says the wanding procedure was partially implemented during games near the end of the 2011 season.
"We're optimistic that as fans get accustomed to this procedure, it will result in less time in line and smaller crowds at the gate prior to kickoff."
Bedinghuas encourages fans to give themselves a little extra time when planning their arrival. See a video of how it works.