Texas A&M University announced that it would add walk-through and hand-held metal detectors at certain entry points to Kyle Field.
Ahead of conference-mandated security enhancements set to take place in 2020, the school will test metal detection systems and begin to familiarize fans with the process before it becomes mandatory for football and men’s basketball games.
“Our obligation is to provide the safest environment possible, and we are always looking for new ways to enhance game day safety features,” A&M athletic director Ross Bjork said in a release announcing the move. “Testing this system of metal-detecting devices will allow us to gather important details as we look to continue enhancing the game day experience while preparing for additional safety features for the 2020 season."
The SEC working group on event security proposed mandating metal detectors at all football game entrances, which the conference went on to approve last summer.