Saturday's preseason Broncos game will be the first in Denver under new NFL bag policy

DENVER - When the Broncos play their first preseason game of the year in Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver fans will be subjected to the NFL's new bag policy for the first time.

The new policy, enacted by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May, actually encourages fans to not bring any bags. If they do decide to bring a bag, security at the stadium will require it to be made of a clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that fits within a 12"x 6"x 12".

Alternatively a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag can be used.

The team said they shipped a pre-approved clear, vinyl tote bag to every season ticket account holder this week.

In addition to the clear bag, the NFL will allow fans to carry small clutch bags and any medically necessary items. The clutches must be approximately the size of a hand and the medical items will be subject to search.

The league provides this list of examples of prohibited items: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

The NFL also specifically states that cameras, binoculars and cellphones are still allowed into the stadiums.

The Broncos play the St. Louis Rams in the third preseason game on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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