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NFL and Packers to football fans: Bag it and sit on it!

The National Football League in an effort to increase safety, not only on the field but off of it, has instituted new bag and seat regulations for fans, including those who will be attempting to enter Lambeau Field this year.

The rules, which may or may not tick you off, have been set in place for those fans who bring bags to the game and those who have made a habit of carrying in seat cushions and back rests.

While bags and cushions may still be brought into the stadium, the rules are pretty easy to follow … and that’s what Green Bay Packers officials wanted to set forth today when they offered a quick walk-through with examples of what’s allowed and what isn’t.

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Here’s the basics as provided by the Packers … for bags:

• Bags to carry items into the stadium must now be transparent and can be no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches, which is roughly the same size limit that has been in place in the past.

• One gallon Ziploc bags and hand-size clutch purses are also permitted to carry in items.

• Anything larger than a clutch purse must be transparent.

• The lists of prohibited items and allowed items within the permissible bags have not changed.

Here’s the basics on the changes for seat cushions:

• Portable seats or seat backs are still allowed, as long as they’re of solid construction with no concealable areas and have no arms.

• Single-piece seat pads made of various materials, including styrofoam, are also still allowed.

• Seat cushions with zippered covers or zip pockets or other concealable flaps are not allowed.

Got it?

Take it to the bank that all stadium security will be enforcing this league-wide change, so be ready when you go to the game.

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