New metal detectors go into use at Sports Authority Field

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DENVER -- It might have be the preseason, but Broncos Country is already in midseason form. Saturday night’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers was the Broncos' first home game of the season and it had the usual sellout at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

With the new season comes new security measures at the stadium. Metal detectors were installed at all of the entrances, and most fans said they came a little earlier to be prepared for the new system.

“Kind of an inconvenience because we have to cut down on what we’re bringing,” Miriam Rios said. “But safety is the most important, so coming out here early to kind of see how things go.”

And most fans were happy to see the extra security.

“With everything that’s going on in the world today, you can never be too safe,” James Jeffery said.

For the most part, it was a smooth start for the metal detectors.

“It’s been pretty quick,” Cristian Moreno said. “Haven’t really had too many delays or anything like that so pretty good so far.”

The wait time in line did pick up about 20 minutes before kickoff, as it usually does. If you’re looking for shorter lines, the earlier you pass through the better.