NFL Bans Purses from Stadiums

NFL Bans Purses from Stadiums

Starting with preseason games in 2013, women will no longer be allowed to bring purses to NFL games unless they are made of clear plastic or clutch bags no bigger than the size of a hand. 

Fanny packs, seat cushions, briefcases, and computer bags will also not be allowed. Blankets, though, will still be permitted.

According to the NFL:

The NFL strongly encourages fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined today what is permissible. Beginning with preseason games, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

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 are available through club merchandise outlets or at, or

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 bag options.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

The league also said 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.”


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