Fans can only bring one clear bag to MetLife Stadium - FOX 35 News Orlando

Fans can only bring one clear bag to MetLife Stadium

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Fans who attended Sunday night’s Giants-Colts game had to leave the backpacks and purses at home.

The new security policy says no backpacks, no coolers and if you had to bring a bag – it had to be see-through.

Some fans were caught by surprise.

Usually when you're coming to a Giants game at MetLife stadium, your major concern is the traffic. But now there's a new bag ban in effect and some fans told Fox 5 it felt like they were going through security at the airport.

“No bags..clear bags right in guys!

A new football season -- a new security measure at all NFL games.

“It's not about what you bring, but how you bring it in, the bag that you're using.”

The NFL's new bag ban was in full force at the Giants preseason game at MetLife Stadium Sunday night.

Danny Delorenzi, Director of Security at the stadium, says your bag either has to be clear or very small.

“The NFL policy says clear bag, which is 12x6x12 or you can have a non-clear bag by four and a half by six and a half, typically the size of a common clutch.”

Security personnel were everywhere telling people about the new ban. Hope Mazzola of the Bronx was grateful she found out before she waited in line to get in.

“The fella told me before I got here I had to undo my stuff from the pocketbook. So I brought my wallet and my keys and a cell phone. And I left everything else in the car -- thank God I had my car.”

But not everyone got the message or has a car. Some fans had to check in their bags at trailers and then pick them up after the game.

“I just found out this is too big to bring inside, so I’m kind of upset about it,” said one fan.

“I had no idea this was too large. It’s a very small bag, but what are you going to? It's all for safety right?”

The restrictions are designed to enhance security while speeding up entry into stadiums. The NFL changed its policy after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

“It's going to work great in the summer time when we don’t have to worry about cold weather, but in the winter time, you got blankets and extra jackets and things like that. I don’t know how well it’s going to work but they got to do what they got to do,” added another fan.

You can still bring in cameras and binoculars too -- just not their cases. Food is ok too, so are blankets, but again, all of your items have to be in a clear bag.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Port Authority to plan for new bus terminal

    Port Authority to plan for new bus terminal

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:02:29 GMT
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is discussing a new main bus terminal. The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is discussing a new main bus terminal. The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.
  • Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:10:40 GMT
    Jurors have found a New Jersey man who stabbed his ex-wife 84 times and covered her face with a Halloween pig mask guilty of murder.
    A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
  • Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

    Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:01:51 GMT
    North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from...
    North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices