US Open adds metal detectors for fans
Fans attending the U.S. Open this year will have to pass through
metal detectors as part of the U.S. Tennis Association’s enhanced
The screening process will also include the use of wands to
check spectators. There will be a limit of one bag per person and
backpacks are prohibited at the Billie Jean King National Tennis
Center, which has drawn more than 650,000 fans over the two-week
span of the tournament the last six years.
Play begins Monday, with defending champion Serena Williams,
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal among those playing in 23,000-seat
Arthur Ashe Stadium.