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Safety measures set at Reno’s GNF

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New security measures have been introduced at Greater Nevada Field for soccer, Triple-A baseball and other events.

It was only a matter of time before Greater Nevada Field in Reno introduced newly elevated security standards to ensure a safe environment for all fans.

New guest screening measures have been implemented to coincide with security measures taken by the other professional sports leagues in North America. Professional teams at the highest level have had strict security measures in place for years, and spring training baseball games in both Florida and Arizona have security measures in place. At the collegiate level, fans to this year's Mountain West Conference championship basketball games in Las Vegas were required to use clear, plastic bags for personal items.

According to the Reno Aces, Greater Nevada Field will use hand-held metal detection wands to aid in screening fans prior to entry. Bag checks still will be enforced after the wand screening.

"We will always place fan safety as the number one priority at our stadium," said Eric Edelstein, president of both the Reno 1868 FC and Aces ball club. "We ask our fans to arrive early and be prepared so we can expedite entry and ensure the best fan experience possible while visiting Greater Nevada Field."

Edelstein said security standards will apply to all USL, Triple-A Baseball and special events played at Greater Nevada Field.

Special considerations will be made for guests with special medical needs and parents caring for infants. Continuing with previous policy, fans are prohibited from bringing the following into a stadium:

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Alcohol, or non-alcoholic beer; cans and glass containers (all other containers unless one factory sealed bottle of water must be empty before entering the park);

Weapons: Regardless if the guest has a permit, no weapons are allowed in the ballpark;

Drones, ice chests or hard-sided coolers, any food other than peanuts, sunflower seeds, or baby food,

Laser Pointers, tripods, fireworks, confetti, bubbles;

Hoverboards, skateboard, bicycles or roller blades, bags over 16 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches, sticks/clubs;

Bullhorns or other noisemakers like whistles, beach balls or inflatables, squirt guns or super soakers.