Headed to the Ravens Game Thursday? Bring a See-Through Bag

NFL is asking all its stadiums, including M&T Bank, to enforce new rules regarding bags in stadiums.

Screenshot from NFL.com of clear plastic tote bags that will be allowed in NFL stadiums.
Screenshot from NFL.com of clear plastic tote bags that will be allowed in NFL stadiums.
By Andrew Metcalf 

If you're headed to the Baltimore Ravens' first game at M&T Bank Stadium for the 2013-2014 season on Thursday, make sure you follow all the new guidelines for bringing things into the stadium.

The new guidelines that include bans on large bags, and the use of clear plastic bags have been instituted across the NFL to "provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums," according to NFL.com.

The new bag policy, with airport-like demands, asks any fan that wants to bring items in a bag, do so in a clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12"x6"x12". One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are also acceptable. 

Items that can be stored in your pockets are allowed, as well as a small clutch bag about the size of a hand.

The Ravens are selling logo see-through bags on their website for $9.99 to $19.95.

If you'd like to remain fashionable, while also being in line with the rules, Vogue made a list of see through handbags that range in price from $200 to $2,000.

Here's the full list of restricted items:
  • Air horns or horns of any kind
  • Artificial noise makers
  • Backpacks
  • Beverages
  • Binocular/Camera cases
  • Bottles (plastic or glass)
  • Camera tripods and monopods
  • Cans
  • Containers/Flasks
  • Coolers/ Thermoses
  • Cowbells
  • Fanny Packs
  • Flag/banner poles
  • Footballs or balls of any kind
  • Grocery-type bags
  • Hard Foam Beverage Holders/Hand
  • Laser pointers/pens
  • Purses larger than the size of a hand
  • Plastic bags
  • Seat Cushions
  • Tote bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Video cameras
  • Weapons or dangerous objects
  • Whistles
Items such as jackets, tarps, coats, binoculars and items for medical needs will be permitted into the stadium.

Ravens will play the Falcons at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium in their second preseason game.

What do you think of the new restrictions?


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