White Sox fans to face heightened security at U.S. Cellular Field

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CHICAGO —Fans headed to U.S. Cellular Field will notice a change in game day habits.

Under the new Major Lead Baseball mandated security rules, fans will have to arrive a lot earlier than they did in years past.

White Sox fans have an idea of what to expect, as the team implemented a lot of these measures last season.

The MLB is mandating all ballparks increase security, including bag searches and making fans go through metal detectors.

Unlike airport security, shoes and belts do not have to come off.

Security is checking cell phones and cameras.

Fans cannot bring in large bags — only bags 16 in. x 16 in. x 8 in. or smaller — will be admitted.

The White Sox recommend fans show up at least 30 min. to an hour earlier than in past seasons.

Cubs fans will face the new security measures at Wrigley Field next week.

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