New NFL safety measure forces Lions fans to sack big bags
One gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspect pandora charms uk ion at a gate designated for this purpose.One gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.That’s right ladies: Your big designer bag is not welcome at Ford Field this year. That goes for messenger bags, diaper bags, too. (And the NFL really doesn’t care what you do with all of that stuff makeup, spare earrings, pandora charms uk hand sanitizer, combs, brushes, tooth whitener, toothpicks, diapers, etc. that you carry in your jumbo bag.)”This is normally, like, my life,” said Stacy Karras, 36, a medical assistant from Roseville who found out from a patient Friday that she couldn’t bring her stuffed handbag into the Lions preseason opener, her first ever major sporting event. “I thought she was kidding.””In one way, I guess it’s good,” said Karras, as she tried to figure out where to stash the purse as she picked up her husband near his Eastern Market workplace before the game. “I don’t have to worry about anybody trying to steal it.”What’s allowed? The NFL policy, which was announced in mid June and will be enforced this year at Ford Field, says only tiny purses and wristlets about the size of a woman’s hand are good, as well as 1 gallon plastic or vinyl bags. Fans carrying bags with medical necessities will be allowed after they are inspected.Plastic bags “are certainly not an attractive option,” said Ben Manges, the Lions’ director of communications. “But our fan safet pandora charms uk y continues to be a priority with us.”Manges said the organization has alerted season ticket holders and distributed posters about the bag ban to area bar owners, who run shuttles to the games. The policy was in effect Tuesday for the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert at Ford Field.”We’re comfortable saying that the majority of our guests were aware of and in compliance with the bag policy,” said M pandora charms uk anges. “What really helps us in this market is that U M and MSU have a no bag policy, and we’re allowing a bag of some kind.”Manges said the team will send a free vinyl bag with a Lions symbol to season ticket holders soon, and the organization plans to distribute those bags before the next preseason game on Aug. 22.Still, the handbag restrictions will be bothersome for many. Purses carry secrets and tools. Purses can signify status, fortune, taste and temperament. Their function adapts to changing times and new inventions from personal hygiene products to makeup kits to collapsing curling irons to cell phones.”The handbag is the soul of women. All our private things are in it,” said Sigrid Ivo, the director of a purse museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The museum features 4,000 purses dating back 500 years and its genesis was Ivo’s mother’s antiques collection.”When I don’t have my bag with me, I’m almost naked. I’m a little unsure. Nowadays, a bag is almost a part of our body,” Ivo said. “I always feel a little bit angry about it,” if she can’t have her purse with her, Ivo said.