NFL announces league wide ban on large bags & purses at football games
POSTED: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 7:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The NFL announced some big security changes that will impact fans going to Chiefs games this season.
It will be similar to going through the airport now. Instead of carrying a purse or other bag, you'll have to use a plastic bag or small clutch.
This is all in an effort to tighten stadium security, but these new restrictions aren't sitting well with fans -- especially women.
Darlene Engle, a Chiefs fan from Springfield, Mo., said she feels a bag is easier to carry over your shoulder.
"I'm afraid I would lose (a clutch)," she said.
Chiefs President Mark Donovan said he agreed with this policy change before it was put in place.
"We had a good discussion about what made the most sense. The objective is to provide the safest, most enjoyable environment in sports, and that's what every team in the National Football League is going to attempt to do," Donovan said.
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