Grab your see-through tote bag or pick up a pack of clear freezer bags if you’re heading to a Los Angeles Chargers preseason game next month in Carson.
The first major security upgrade in 14 years at StubHub Center was just introduced to meet NFL safety standards: Backpacks, and any nontransparent containers, are now off-limits inside the 30,000-seat stadium.
The bag policy isn’t the only new security measure, but it’s the only one that will be publicly announced, said Chargers spokesman Josh Rupprecht.
“While we do not discuss specifics in regard to stadium security, as those conversations actually compromise security, our standards — and those of StubHub Center — will be consistent with NFL best practices,” Rupprecht said in an email.
The new bag policy was introduced on June 17, when stadium officials handed out free LA Galaxy-branded clear bags to the first 12,500 ticket holders for a home match against the Houston Dynamo.
Clear bags are also available for purchase at StubHub.
Permitted totes at all events in the Anschutz Entertainment Group-owned venue include:
• Any clear plastic or clear vinyl bag that is 12-by-6-by-12 inches or smaller
• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
• Small clutches the size of a hand that can fit inside a clear bag
Exceptions will be made only for “medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose,” according to stadium officials.
‘Keep things consistent’
The bag rule is routine at most concert and sporting venues, including the Rose Bowl and the Los Angeles…
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