INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The NFL is making some changes to prohibited items at Indianapolis Colts games this fall. The NFL made the announcement to leave coolers and large bags at home.
If you do bring bags, they need to be clear and no larger than 12" x 6" x 12". 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. One of those clear bags and a small clutch bag will be allowed per person.
This is a part of the "post-Boston marathon bombing" era. The NFL saying this will enhance security and get fans into stadiums faster.
"I think we live in a different world these days and I think security measures, I don't think, can go too far when it comes to security these days. I think its very important at large events that you take all measures possible to secure the safety of those attending those events." Neal Brown told 24-Hour News 8.
The NFL says Fans with banned bags will be turned away. A secondary buffer security area will be outside the stadium. Security personnel will check for things that are not allowed past the security checkpoint.
"Look, you're talking about security and the safety of people therefor I have to agree with it. It's like the TSA, you wait a little bit longer to safely get on a plane, why wouldn't you want to wait a little longer at a large event," Brown said.
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