If you are attending the Falcons first pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals, you might want to check your bag.
The Atlanta Falcons will implement the NFL’s new bag policy Thursday in effort to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into stadiums. The new policy will limit the size and type of bags that may be brought into the Georgia Dome.
Fans are encouraged not to bring any type of bags, but will be able to carry the following style and size bags, packages, or containers in the stadium plaza area, at 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″ 12″
• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
• Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap
Prohibited items include: purses larger than a clutch bag, diaper bags, coolers, briefcases, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
Those with a medical condition, an exception will be made after inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.