Packers apologize for extra-long security lines
Long lines for fans waiting to get inside Lambeau Field on Sunday led to the Green Bay Packers’ director of security apologizing publicly.
Doug Collins said the club and the Green Bay Police Department will study a variety of solutions to reduce the wait to get into the stadium after some fans were held up on being admitted until more than five minutes had elapsed in the second quarter.
"I apologize for the process we had," Collins said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "But we will learn from it."
Lines forced thousands of fans to wait outside the stadium before the kickoff, which was at 3:15 local time. The NFL has ordered teams to ramp up security measures this season and the Packers chose to use metal-detecting wands instead of full pat downs. The club ditched the wands 30 minutes prior to kickoff but remains committed to using them this season.
The Packers are encouraging fans to head for their seats a little earlier for future games.
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