NFL Begins Clear Bag Policy

A general exterior view of the Pro Football Hall of fame at Fawcett Stadium. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A general exterior view of the Pro Football Hall of fame at Fawcett Stadium. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Filed under
NFL Kickoff

CANTON, Ohio (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NFL began its new clear bag policy for fans this weekend at the Hall of Fame inductions and game.

PARCELLS AMONG THOSE BEING ENSHRINED IN CANTON

For security reasons, fans can no longer bring backpacks or large bags into stadiums. The NFL is ratcheting up its safety measures in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The only bags that can be taken into game venues are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, including one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags.

NFL security director Jeffrey Miller says a secondary perimeter will be set up outside Fawcett Stadium, site of the inductions and the first preseason game, in which Miami plays Dallas. Fans will be reminded of the new policy, and the league plans to make acceptable bags available for fans before they line up to enter the stadium.

Read more about the clear bag policy here

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Capitalbay. Capitalbay accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
What's next
By CapitalBay Online 08/06/2013 15:44:00

ENTERTAINMENT

Kim Kardashian throws celebration to mark Kanye West's homecoming and Saint's 1st birthday

It's been a traumatic couple of weeks for her family. And so Kim Kardashian decided to skip her usual extravagant celebrations in favour of a 'low

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee announce they're QUITTING radio to focus on TV after 13 years together on the airwaves

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will quit radio next year. The popular duo made the shock announcement during their 2DayFM show on Friday, saying they feel

Joan Smalls' hair extensions stick to her leg after Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

She looked positively angelic when she walked the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday night.  But Joan Smalls proved she too was prone

Kanye West has 'checked out of hospital and is now back home with Kim Kardashian and family' over a week after breakdown

Kanye West has left UCLA Medical Center and is now home, just over one week after he was first hospitalized following an apparent breakdown, according

Khloe Kardashian poses in her denim factory after hitting back at 'sweat shop' slurs

Within moments of hitting back at allegations she was running a 'sweat shop' for her new line of jeans, Khloe Kardashian posted a photo from

Kim Kardashian remains by Kanye West's side in hospital after breakdown but 'rapper hasn't seen his kids'

Kim Kardashian West doesn't want her children around Kanye West. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been spending several hours a day at her

Recent Comments