Security at sporting events has become a big deal. With increased concerns about the safety of the fans, professional sporting organizations all over the US have enacted stricter, more stringent guidelines on what event attendees are allowed to bring to events.
Almost every major national sport has been impacted by the changes. The NFL, NHL, MLB, and even the Kentucky Derby have seen changes in what they allow their fans to bring to events. The measures are aimed at creating a safe and friendly atmosphere for players, officials, and fans, but the rules have been rubbing some fans the wrong way.
The NFL has been particularly rigorous, especially with their new carry-in policy. Fans are allowed to sport clear bags no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or league approved, logo bearing bags available for purchase from the league. The thought behind the clear bags is that the contents are easily screened by security, reducing the risk that contraband or dangerous materials are smuggled into the arena.
Education and awareness are key for fans who might be attending an event. The following infographic, provided by www.SecurityCompanies.com, provides the information that event attendees will need to know to make it through the security line and into the stands.