NFL fans prepare for new stadium security rules
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Friday night the Patriots take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the team’s second preseason game, and security will be tight.
Football fans that are used to bringing large bags and purses to NFL games will be in for a surprise this season.
The league has banned most types of bags. People who don't follow the rules be turned away at the turnstiles.
"Ever since 9-11 life has changed, and you know, since Boston," one woman said.
In May, just weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing, the NFL’s stadium security committee voted to limit the size and types of bags allowed into stadiums.
A league spokesman said the change will allow teams, quote: "To deliver a better and quicker experience at the gates and also provide a safer environment."
But fans experiencing the ban for the first time this preseason are a bit skeptical.
"I've had season tickets for 36 years and they continue to complicate things over and over again here," said one football fan.
You can't bring everything, but you can still bring a few things.
Fans are allowed to carry a small clutch style purse. A one gallon plastic storage bag is also allowed as are clear bags, which are being sold by many teams.
"I have my money, lip gloss, a pen, my charger and my cell phone," another woman said.