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Tampa, Florida -- A major change made it's debut Thursday during the first Tampa Bay Buccaneers game of the year.
At Raymond James Stadium, where the Bucs preseason kicked in gear, the excitement for the return of NFL football is as clear as the bags everyone now has to use when they come to a game.
If you plan to go to any event at Raymond James Stadium from now on, purses and backpacks have been banned. You have only four options to get your stuff in.
- An NFL-sanctioned tote. They're clear plastic and cost around $10-$12.
- A one-gallon Ziploc-style bag.
- A small clutch. About the size of your hand, with or without a strap.
- Put it in your pockets.
On Sunday, the NFL's new "All Clear" bag policy got its first test at the Hall of Fame Game in Ohio. It went pretty smoothly, but there were still several fans who didn't know the new rules.
As they approached the stadium, security sent them back to their cars to leave their non-clear bags behind.
The NFL says the new policy will make games safer for fans and faster for everyone to get in.
If you see folks leaving their cars and heading for the stadium with anything but clear bags, turn them around before they have to make that long walk back.
Grayson Kamm, 10 News