I can see the positives behind it - but good grief, being told you can not carry your beloved Kate Spade or Louis while rooting on your home team....that's just heartache.
Smart on the NFL's part though, since bags must be plastic ("see through"), their collection of plastic totes will be booming in sales.
As much as I do not want being to be told what bag / purse I can or cannot carry - I sure as heck do not want to carry a clear one that everyone can see in to!
Plus it's UGLY.
What are your thoughts???
So here is what you CAN bring:
- 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 will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com/allclear),
- 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 bags.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
The policy goes on to read:
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.
Fans will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety and the knowledge that their entry into the stadium will be smoother and faster. They also will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the stadium, such as binoculars, cameras, and smart phones.
As the 2013 season approaches, we encourage fans to visit individual NFL team websites for specific stadium information.
Luckily I have a solution for you!
The Chelsea Tech Wallet:
Big enough to fit your phone (I have the Samsung Galaxy S3), your credit cards, some cash, and a lipgloss; and small enough to pass the NFL's new rule. Plus the strap is removable.
The wallet comes in these fabulous prints & colors:
So for those of us with babies, either stay home or invest in one of these....a "diaper wallet"
It may still be a little larger than what's allowed as their definition of a "clutch" - but you get the idea. I have one of these for BittyBeau & it works like a charm! I can easily fit 4 diapers in it, & case of wipes. The bag itself rolls out into a changing mat.