When you head to Raymond James Stadium for a Bucs game this season, there will be a lot of "new" on display -- a new head coach, a new wide receiver even newer versions of the familiar pewter, red, white and black uniforms will be on the field.
Also new? The security you'll face before you see any of that in the first place.
"We will be doing all wanding at all gates," said Barbara Casey of the Tampa Sports Authority.
This season, magnetic wanding will replace pat downs at all gates at Ray Jay.
"The NFL asked all the teams to begin to do wanding," said Casey. "I think that people are more familiar with wanding, we all go to the airports, we empty our pockets, we put or hands up and people are comfortable with that."
There are some fans who say the pat downs were a necessary evil that they didn't mind.
"It wasn't that obtrusive, and I feel it was necessary if that what's they decide to do," said Bucs fan Jim Campbell.
Other fans say the switch to magnetic wands that detect metal is a welcome change.
"The pat downs, I mean, they're very effective, I think in what they are used for, but they can be a little offensive at time as a female," said Bucs fan Jennifer Tuetken.
Casey says fans should show up to games just a bit earlier, because they expect the new procedure to take just a bit longer. But she says that shouldn't last for long.
"In the end, it will go much faster and that also been shown at the other stadiums that have done it completely," said Casey.
Fans aren't the only ones going through the new security measures. The stadium staff, front office personnel, coaches, officials and even players have to go through the same procedures when they enter Ray Jay.
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