MANKATO, Minn. -- Beginning with the Aug. 9 preseason game against the Houston Texans, the Minnesota Vikings will implement their new policy regarding bags that are allowed into the Metrodome.
"This is ultimately about fan safety and continuing to come up with ways to keep our fans safer and the public safer, as well as expedite entry in the stadium," Vikings director of corporate communications Jeff Anderson said Tuesday as the team offered examples of what would be allowed as part of the new policy. "We think that's going to be the added benefit of this decision."
The team is encouraging fans against bringing any bags to the stadium, but will be enforcing the NFL-developed policy. Minnesota will only allow transparent bags -- plastic, vinyl or PVC -- no bigger than 12" x 6" v 12", one-gallon clear plastic storage bags such as a Ziploc bag and ladies clutch purses no bigger than the size of a hand.
The league said no particular incidents le...