The NFL altered its policy on what kinds of bags fans are allowed to bring into stadiums last week, banning just about everything other than clear bags made of plastic, vinyl, or PVC with dimensions that do not exceed 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches.
There was a wide range of reactions to the change in policy. Some said it was a necessity to minimize the amount of bags to inspect at the gate, others argued that it was an inconvenience that didn’t ensure the safety of crowds and still others noted that NFL teams don’t seem to have any problem selling bags to fans at their stadium stores that they wouldn’t allow inside their own stadiums the next time a purchaser came to a game.
Those debates will rage on, but Eagles season ticket holders won’t have to hunt for a new bag to bring to games next season. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that the team will be sending bags that comply with the league policy along with 2013 tickets to season ticket holders next month.
It’s likely that we’ll see other teams going down a similar route in light of the change in policy and the relative ease involved with getting the approved bags to customers who might have been peeved by the change in the rules.