Skip to comments.NFL to limit bags brought into stadiums
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 someones hand, with or without a handle or strap.
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Don’t forget your papers.
NFL already has attendance problems....this will make it worse. Esp in Jacksonville
“The restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadiums. “
No mention of enhancing vending revenues?
Not totally in agreement with your sentiment there. The NFL is a private business, not the govt......
Body scanning equipment being taken out of the airports will now be put into service by the NFL.
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.
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?
“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.
Well that’s an entirely different issue....and BTW, some of them do.
Highly dependent on attendance and how well-supplied the tailgate parties are. They drive more people away, forget about the vending revenue.
Next is seatbelts on toilets and government nannies to tuck you in at night.
what nfl stadium allowed you to bring your own coolers with food and drink?????
I guess this means I cant take Hillary to a game.
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
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps not, but where coolers have been allowed - this will certainly improve it at least around the margins.
Kill the NFL and save all those tax dollars.
Yeah, $6 or more for a 20 ounce soda that is mainly ice.
Lambeau always are sellouts for Packer games. Good thing we don’t have to bring our own beer!
Don’t fool yourself. The government has a hand in everything these days. Everything.
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.
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
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.....
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.
We’re not connecting. Sorry.
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.
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.
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.
Well if it was like it was back when I went to Gator games, it was pretty easy to get around that.
It will be much more difficult for Eagles’ fans to bring in their whiskey bottles to throw at the refs.
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?
I think afer 9-11, getting around it is still possible, but more difficult, and to a lesser degree.
Sales of overpriced hots and beers must be on the decline...
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.
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.
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.
Are you sure it isn’t just the Panthers keeping them away in Charlotte? LOL
..oh, that too! :)