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The Packers Had Problems With Their Security Procedures

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I had read about the new security procedures going into place at Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers game. But I didn't expect it would be such a fiasco. From the Journal-Sentinel:

A perfect storm of newly enhanced security measures, a late-arriving Milwaukee crowd and inadequate planning by the Packers resulted in thousands of frustrated fans, many of whom waited in lines for 45 minutes or longer to get through the gates and to their seats.

What was the reason for the security change? This idiot. From the Journal-Sentinel:

The security protocol was a directive from the National Football League. It was in response to an incident that occurred at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last month, where a South Carolina man was arrested after allegedly using an illegal Taser during a fight with other fans during the Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game.

This seems like an overreaction, but I'm sure the Packers security will do a better job next time. And fans will adjust by having to get to the stadium even earlier.