Security on alert at U.S. Cellular Field

Updated: May 2, 2011, 12:37 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox's security staff will be on alert Monday night when the team's series concludes with the Baltimore Orioles.

In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden by United States special forces Sunday, security is on high alert around the world, primarily at U.S embassies. High profile domestic locations are also expected to have heightened security.

"Our game operations staff is always well aware of current events and do all they can to prepare," White Sox vice president of communications Scott Reifert said. "We won't give specifics about security enhancements, though, because that would defeat the purpose."

Reifert added that the White Sox had not heard from Major League Baseball as of mid-morning Monday regarding any additional security plans but expected to at some point.

The White Sox have averaged 22,919 fans per game this season. Counting Monday night, the team has three more games remaining on its current six-game homestand before leaving on a West Coast trip that begins Friday at Seattle.

Doug Padilla covers the White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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