Shortly after the Boston Marathon Bombing, the
NFL’s security committee voted unanimously to
limit the size and types of bags allowed into NFL
The vote must have slipped under most fans’ radar,
because many people showing up to preseason
games are being turned away at the gates with
purses and bags that don’t conform to the new rules.
This development sent me across the river to East
Rutherford, New Jersey, for a quick story on the new
NFL bag rules for NBC News Channel.
I hadn’t been to “The Meadowlands” since Syracuse
played in the 1996 Final Four.
What’s changed? Well, MetLife Stadium has replaced
old Giants Stadium, and Continental Airlines Arena
has been renamed “The Izod Center”.
I met NBC photographer Tony D’Amico in the
parking lot, shot my standup with the stadium in the
background, and hit the Lincoln Tunnel to drop the
tape off at “the Mothership” in Rockefeller Center.
The bottom line for NFL fans: if you need a bag to
hold your goods, bring a clear one-gallon storage
bag, a special NFL branded clear bag measuring
12x12x6, or a small clutch purse. Backpacks,
camera and diaper bags will no longer be allowed.