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NFL to limit bags brought into stadiums
Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2013 5:34 PM EDT | Barry Wilner

Posted on 06/14/2013 5:06:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Bring yourself to the game. Leave the cooler and backpack at home.

The NFL is tightening stadium security starting this preseason, limiting the size and type of bags fans can bring to the game.

The restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadiums.

With the exception of medically necessary items, only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will be allowed. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags also will be OK, as will small clear plastic bags approximately the size of someone’s hand, with or without a handle or strap. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; security; smallerbags; tailgateparty

1 posted on 06/14/2013 5:06:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t forget your papers.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 5:14:16 AM PDT by oyez (Hell is a gun free zone.)
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To: Olog-hai

NFL already has attendance problems....this will make it worse. Esp in Jacksonville


3 posted on 06/14/2013 5:15:41 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Olog-hai

“The restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadiums. “

No mention of enhancing vending revenues?


4 posted on 06/14/2013 5:16:10 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: oyez
Don't forget your papers.

Not totally in agreement with your sentiment there. The NFL is a private business, not the govt......

5 posted on 06/14/2013 5:18:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: RFEngineer

Body scanning equipment being taken out of the airports will now be put into service by the NFL.

(sarc)


6 posted on 06/14/2013 5:18:48 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: SeminoleCounty
NFL already has attendance problems....this will make it worse. Esp in Jacksonville

You may be right about Jax....but I think this will help in Charlotte. The idiotic drunks have driven the famlies almost out of NFL stadia...and the cooler rule might bring some fans back - even if it drives some others away. You can't bring this stuff into college games, and the SEC seems to pack em in anyway.

7 posted on 06/14/2013 5:19:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Then why do they not build their own stadia out of pocket and get the government to give them taxpayer money to build them instead?


8 posted on 06/14/2013 5:20:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: RFEngineer

“No mention of enhancing vending revenues?”

You nailed it. They want you to buy their overpriced food and drink and not bring your own from home. They’re only using this “security” bullcrap as an excuse.

Another reason to watch the game at home on a wide screen TV.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 5:21:29 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: Olog-hai

Well that’s an entirely different issue....and BTW, some of them do.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 5:23:50 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: RFEngineer

Highly dependent on attendance and how well-supplied the tailgate parties are. They drive more people away, forget about the vending revenue.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 5:25:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: oyez

Next is seatbelts on toilets and government nannies to tuck you in at night.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 5:26:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

what nfl stadium allowed you to bring your own coolers with food and drink?????


13 posted on 06/14/2013 5:33:30 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: Olog-hai

I guess this means I cant take Hillary to a game.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 5:34:51 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not only do they overprice their tickets, overpay their players, overprice their lousy food, they also give you the pleasure of sitting in the rain, cold and snow while they sit in their warm, dry, heated overpriced stadium boxes.

I suppose that is not enough for the greedy owners.

The next step will be to charge a $100.00 parking fee as greed has no bounds


15 posted on 06/14/2013 5:35:16 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SeminoleCounty

They couldn’t pay me to attend a Jags game w/ all the crap that goes on around the stadium; let alone WHEN it’s actually in use. Sad to see my tax $$ pissed away on that money pit.


16 posted on 06/14/2013 5:36:43 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Olog-hai

My wife told me I couldn’t take my “lava buns” anymore. That would suck. Cleveland Browns Stadium can be an awful cold place if you don’t have your lava buns.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 5:39:05 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: All

I think this is a good example of how the federal government oversteps.

Each of these stadiums are perfectly capable of determining the best level of security on a local level. What might be a risk in New York may not be a problem in Cleveland.

However, we get the over-reaching nanny organization determining what is right for all. Spreading the inconvenience out evenly over everybody in every city.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 5:42:56 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The idiotic drunks have driven the famlies almost out of NFL stadia...and the cooler rule might bring some fans back

This won't do a thing to reduce drunks. At least not in my city. Coolers have never been allowed at our stadium.

They're out drinking at 6:00am in the muni-parking lot. They arrive about 20 minutes after kickoff. Each one of the six drunks buys a round of beers costing about $50 a round. Beer sales stop at the end of the third quarter, so they generally last until about 5 minutes into the fourth before it's off to the bars (if they can still walk).
19 posted on 06/14/2013 5:47:28 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970
This won't do a thing to reduce drunks. At least not in my city. Coolers have never been allowed at our stadium.

Perhaps not, but where coolers have been allowed - this will certainly improve it at least around the margins.

20 posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: SendShaqtoIraq
what nfl stadium allowed you to bring your own coolers with food and drink?????

Cleveland hasn't...but you have been able to bring a plastic grocery bag full of food. No drinks allowed. But all the food you want.

I usually pack a couple sandwiches to eat at halftime. I think I'll just need to put them in a gallon ziplock now instead of a grocery bag.

The seat cushion thing is BS. When it's six degrees with 30mph winds, we have those lava buns that you pop in the microwave before you leave giving you a warm seat cushion.
21 posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Olog-hai

Kill the NFL and save all those tax dollars.


22 posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Yeah, $6 or more for a 20 ounce soda that is mainly ice.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 5:53:23 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Perhaps not, but where coolers have been allowed - this will certainly improve it at least around the margins.

I'm sure you're right. I had no idea any stadiums allowed coolers. But I admit to only having personal experience at my own.
24 posted on 06/14/2013 5:53:25 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SeminoleCounty

Lambeau always are sellouts for Packer games. Good thing we don’t have to bring our own beer!


25 posted on 06/14/2013 5:54:40 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Don’t fool yourself. The government has a hand in everything these days. Everything.


26 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:45 AM PDT by oyez (Hell is a gun free zone.)
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To: chiefqc

I reached my tipping point with the cost and hassle of attending an NFL game seven years ago. I don’t have this blind allegiance to the NFL anymore, but that’s just me.


27 posted on 06/14/2013 6:00:05 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: chiefqc

NFL is socalized anyways:
1) bad teams scheduled to play other bad teams
2) best draft choices go to worst teams
3) wage controls
4) way too many rules and technicallities


28 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:21 AM PDT by jonose
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To: oyez

you so miss the point - yes I know the govt has their hands in everything, but you still can opt out of doing any business with the NFL if you don’t like their policies. So the gov “papers” analogy is stll flawed.....


29 posted on 06/14/2013 6:37:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Olog-hai
No purses, bags, or backpacks at Beaver Stadium this fall announced today:

PSU Sports Release

They put this policy in effect for the spring game and the women were not happy. Tough enough filling a 110K seat stadium without overreaching policies like this.

30 posted on 06/14/2013 6:38:37 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

We’re not connecting. Sorry.


31 posted on 06/14/2013 6:44:10 AM PDT by oyez (Hell is a gun free zone.)
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To: chiefqc

What makes you think that NFL fans should be allowed to watch millionaires toss a ball around a stadium for minimal costs? Hey there’s big bills to pay! Pay up or get out of the way.


32 posted on 06/14/2013 6:57:12 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: FlJoePa

I’m a mom. Cell, keys, tissues, wet wipes and a safe place for my wallet. A small, clutch? What world are these idiots living in. I like Progressive Field. No coolers but my son can wear a small, stringed backpack to store his stuff and I can have a decent sized across the shoulder bag. I am supposed to carry a ziploc bag and not have my hands free? Wait! I just have to pay to buy their approved 12x12 at the stadium. Screw them. I have the Sunday Ticket.


33 posted on 06/14/2013 7:01:48 AM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: Olog-hai

It will definitely speed up getting into the stadium which is a big plus...I have sat outside Lambeau in huge lines the last couple of years due to slow security measures.

The NFL has a bigger problem which is the fan experience has become IMO pretty miserable and yes even at Lambeau. Expensive as hell to eat/drink within the confines, constant TV time outs make sitting in the stands exceptionally boring, and at least at Lambeau an aging season ticket base who feels that standing and cheering on your team is an infringement on their game day experience. I see more fights in the stands between fans who want to stand and cheer the Pack on vs fans that feel their view is blocked than I see between drunks these days.

Still the best venue in the world to see a football game but the NFL is doing its best to destroy it.


34 posted on 06/14/2013 7:23:06 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: C. Edmund Wright
You can't bring this stuff into college games, and the SEC seems to pack em in anyway.

Well if it was like it was back when I went to Gator games, it was pretty easy to get around that.

35 posted on 06/14/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

It will be much more difficult for Eagles’ fans to bring in their whiskey bottles to throw at the refs.


36 posted on 06/14/2013 7:29:08 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Olog-hai

More window dressing security measures, just like the ones at the airport that won’t stop the terrorist tactics we already know about, much less whatever they have in the conceptual stages.

When these fail, and the Superbowl gets hit, then can we talk about deporting Muslims?


37 posted on 06/14/2013 7:31:55 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: dfwgator

I think afer 9-11, getting around it is still possible, but more difficult, and to a lesser degree.


38 posted on 06/14/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Olog-hai

Sales of overpriced hots and beers must be on the decline...


39 posted on 06/14/2013 7:49:14 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Olog-hai

I think within 4-5 years, we’ll see pretty tight restrictions on tailgating (limited hours and a total ban on alcoholic beverages in the parking lot) and severe limits on alcoholic beverage sales in the stands at professional sporting events. Watch the stands become a lot more civilized because of far more sober fans there.


40 posted on 06/14/2013 7:53:03 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SendShaqtoIraq

Not coolers....small tote bags.

And if a woman is with you at the stadium, the tote bag in question just look like an oversize handbag.


41 posted on 06/14/2013 7:59:09 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: RayChuang88

I can see this as well... the keg tapping will be replaced by a goat slaughtering and the hotdogs on the grill will be goat chops. I’m series.


42 posted on 06/14/2013 9:46:29 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Are you sure it isn’t just the Panthers keeping them away in Charlotte? LOL


43 posted on 06/14/2013 12:26:32 PM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

..oh, that too! :)


44 posted on 06/14/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!
"Security says I've gotta leave you at home."


45 posted on 06/14/2013 3:22:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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