When the Patriots take on the Bucs on Friday, it will be the first game at Gillette Stadium while the new NFL stadium bag policy is in effect.
All fans arriving for Patriots games must have bags that are in compliance with the new policy. Bags that will be allowed under the new policy are as follows:
* Bags that are clear (see through) plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
* One-gallon clear (see through) plastic freezer bag or similar.
* Small clutch bags, not to exceed 7” x 4” x 2” (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.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: non see-through 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. Bags that are not in compliance will not be stored and must be returned to the patron’s vehicle.
Clear plastic freezer bags will be distributed to all vehicles that arrive at Gillette Stadium for the first couple of games. In the parking lots, there will be eight different locations where fans can purchase NFL compliant clear plastic bags as well.
During the offseason, the NFL Committee on Stadium Security unanimously recommended the implementation of an NFL Stadium Bag Policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into all stadiums for NFL games.