New NFL Clear Bag Policy in Effect for Jets Games

Posted Aug 14, 2013

To provide a safer environment for fans at MetLife Stadium, the New York Jets are reminding those attending games this season about the new NFL clear bag policy. This policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium and at all stadiums across the NFL.

The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure to enhance public safety at all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and has been implemented at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games.

Fans will be able to bring the following style and size bag, package, or container into the stadium:

■ Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”.

Jets Season Ticket Holders have received one complimentary Jets clear tote bag per every two seats on their account enclosed in the 2013 Jets Yearbook mailing.

■ One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag.

■ Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

■ An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at all gates.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

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“Our fans deserve to be in a safe and secure environment,” said Jeffrey Miller, NFL vice president and chief security officer. “Public safety is our top priority. This will make the job of checking items much more efficient and effective. We will be able to deliver a better and quicker experience at the gates and also provide a safer environment. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation.”

In recent years the Jets have enhanced the already comprehensive safety plans with additional measures such as patdowns, bag checks and metal detectors.

This public safety measure is being successfully used at other large venues. The University of Michigan, Penn State University and Michigan State University do not permit any bags, while the TD Garden in Boston only permits clutch bags.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter NFL stadiums through designated gates, where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect at all stadiums.