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Manchester United won't let fans bring tablets, laptops into stadium

Manchester United soccer fans won't be able to bring tablets and laptops into Old Trafford anymore, due to security concerns

By: Michael Hatamoto from Aug 13, 2014 @ 14:33 CDT

New "security intelligence" has led Manchester United to ban tablets and laptops from the Old Trafford stadium located in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester Police will not be involved in the ban, and includes both smaller and larger tablets. Smartphones that are 5.9" x 3.9" or smaller will still be allowed into the arena without a problem.


Stadium officials noted it would be "impractical" for each fan to power up tablets and laptops as they enter the arena - unlike at airports, where passengers will be able to quickly show that they have a legitimate electronic device.

The TSA may request passengers flying into the United States to power on their mobile devices - a move that Britain has matched - at the risk of some type of explosive device hidden inside.

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