Tampa Bay Bucs, USF, Sports Authority unveil new bag policy for Raymond James Stadium

TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Bucs, USF and the Tampa Sports Authority announced a new bag policy on Wednesday that will be implemented at all events at Raymond James Stadium.

The new policy places limits on the size and types of bags that can brought into the stadium for all events at Ray Jay.

The policy will go into effect beginning with the Bucs' preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens on August 8.

According to a release, the policy "has been established in order to provide fans with a safer environment and expedited entry on game day."

The release goes on to say, "Under the new policy, fans will be allowed to carry in no more than one approved clear bag (not to exceed 12"x6"x12") and up to one small clutch-style bag (not to exceed 4.5"x6.5").  The policy only restricts the type and size of containers used to carry items."

The policy also allows a "One-gallon (or smaller) clear plastic bag."

Stadium goers can still carry the usual items such as wallets, phones, makeup, keys and so forth.

The new bag policy was unanimously approved in May by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security and begins at all preseason games this season.

It includes all USF games, the Outback Bowl and Monster Jam Series.

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