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NFL announces increased security for draft

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The National Football League will take additional security measures at Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 draft, the league announced Tuesday.

The annual event is scheduled to begin April 25-27.

Anyone entering Radio City will be subjected to screenings, including metal detectors and pat-downs. Those who don't all won't be allowed to enter. As a result of the increased measures, fans are encouraged to arrive early.

Doors for fans will open at 5:30 p.m. ET Thursday night. While the draft is a free event, seating is limited.

"The NFL and its clubs have operated with a very high level of security since 9/11 for all of our games and events," Jeffrey Miller, NFL vice president and chief security officer, said in a statement. "With the help of the FBI, New York Police Department, Radio City and our private security partners, we will enhance our already comprehensive plans for the safety of our fans and other attendees."
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