Heading to Bengals vs. Colts? Bring your clear bag

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Bengals have one game left —Thursday night at home against Indianapolis — to get ready for their regular-season opener on Sept. 8 at Chicago.

If you are heading to Paul Brown Stadium to see the game, keep in mind that the bag policy has changed.

Beginning this season, the National Football League will implement a new policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be carried into stadiums.

The following will be allowed, according to NFL.com:

  • id="yui_3_10_3_5_1376441543780_86">Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com/allclear)
  • id="yui_3_10_3_5_1376441543780_96">One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

The new rules will accompany the pat downs and metal detectors fans have already come to expect when entering the stadium.

For the two preseason games and at least through the first regular season game, staff will be handing out complimentary clear bags and reminding fans of the new policy.

For more information about the bag policy, visit http://www.nfl.com/qs/allclear/index.jsp.

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