NFL bag policy bans purses, other bags at football games
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The NFL is tired of having female fans, has banned purses at their games

6/14/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Jun 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick signs an autograph for a fan during minicamp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY SportsIn the name of improving security and the overall fan experience, the NFL has banned certain bags at their football games, including pretty much every purse that a female fan would want to carry.

Ladies, if you're planning on attending an NFL game this year and you want to bring a purse, you better invest in a clear one.

Via Shutdown Corner, here's what will be allowed:
  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com), or
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

I know there are quite a few female football fans on here, so this could directly affect you... unless, of course, you choose to buy one of the team-approved clear logo bags at the team shop, probably for an absurd price.

What do you think about the new bag rule?
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6/19/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

This is really gonna piss off Ruth Buzzi. (Ancient reference lost on just about everyone.)

6/14/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

they also banned seats .. they will end up banning everything... back to the 1950's.. 

6/14/13   |   Jess   |   34925 respect

AlwaysSunshine wrote:
Ha!  These bitches haven't tried to get through security at the Kentucky Derby.  And that's an event with big hats, dresses...fashion matters.

I go into an NFL game, if it doesn't fit in my pocket or my bra, it isn't going in.

Exactly - who wants to tote a big purse into a game, have to worry about where it is, keeping an eye on it, not getting beer spilled in/on it, etc. anyway? I don't carry a purse, but if I did I can't imagine I'd take it into a game anyway. 

6/14/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7417 respect

Ha!  These bitches haven't tried to get through security at the Kentucky Derby.  And that's an event with big hats, dresses...fashion matters.

I go into an NFL game, if it doesn't fit in my pocket or my bra, it isn't going in.

6/14/13   |   Jess   |   34925 respect

(Edited by Jess)

haha! Your headline killed me.

A lot of people are fussing about this - I'm not sure why. I have no issues with it. Actually, I personally found it disconcerting that security just barely checked bags going into the games. They'd barely open it, peek inside, lift it, feel the bottom, and that was it...every game. I don't know if they're always just in a hurry to move the line along, or if they're lazy, or what, but it definitely doesn't instill a feeling of safety going into a stadium filled with 67,000 people who could easily put something dangerous in their bag or purse. I'm totally fine with this, and I would be even if the team weren't providing free "league approved" bags to season ticket holders.

6/14/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

female fans is a part of the core!