Yes, the Raiders are suggesting that fans show up two hours early for home games, due to the new league-mandated procedure of individual metal detection, as explained Monday by NBCBayArea.com.
Raiders CEO Amy Trask has shared with PFT additional details regarding the situation, including one that could significantly enhance the in-stadium experience.
Fans whose tickets are scanned (and thus who are in the stadium) at least one hour before kickoff will be eligible to win various prizes, including field passes, locker-room tours, memorabilia signed by Raiders Hall of Famers, other Raiders legends, and current players, new team merchandise, Raider Image gift cards, and more.
Walk-through magnetometers, which will be more efficient than the league-mandated hand-held metal detectors, have been installed at the Raiders’ stadium. The use of the magnetometers at every entry point is intended to counter the reality that the O.co Coliseum has fewer (and narrower) entry points than newer facilities.
As a result, suggesting that fans show up two hours early is aimed at making it even easier to get folks through the reduced (and narrower) entry points. For those who make it in an hour early, there could be an interesting reward, courtesy of the team.