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NFL: Purses, seat cushions and coolers no longer allowed at EverBank Field

7:00 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The rules are getting tighter on what you can and can't bring into NFL stadiums like EverBank Field.

NFL fans are used to the pat downs and purse checks. But now you may have to leave that purse home all together.

The NFL committee on stadium security is releasing stricter rules on what can be brought into a game.

Now coolers, purses, seat cushions, fanny packs and back packs are some of the things are no longer allowed inside.

"If they want people to come, they are going to have to let them be comfortable," said James Freeman.

He said his wife is not going to be happy about the purse changes.

"She'd have a fit because she's been going for years," Freeman said.

But what bothered all the people we spoke to was, why no seat cushions?

According to a release sent out by the Jacksonville Jaguars, there is concern seat cushions could conceal an explosive device.

Just last year, the Jaguars were one of the teams that allowed food to be brought into the stadium and that hasn't changed, so what can you bring it in?

Well here are the items you can still bring in: Clear plastic or vinyl bags or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags and a small clutch purse around the size of your hand.

The NFL committee that changed the rules says it is for the safety of the fans and the lines to get in will move faster.

So before you head out for your next Jags game. Double check those rules and leave that fanny pack at home!

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