Security in the Outfield

As fans begin to trickle into Citi Field in New York City, home of the Mets, a room behind center field is already on full alert, monitoring for potential risks that could affect fans, players, employees and property.

The Day of Game Command Center is fully staffed on game days with representatives from emergency medical services, the NYPD, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), the parking company, the concessions company, ballpark operations, and the security supervisor and security interns. Together, they overlook the field, monitoring and communicating regularly throughout the game. But the process of game day security begins long before the gates open.

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