KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL is stepping up its security, and it’s affecting what type of bag you can take into stadiums across the country — including Arrowhead.
The only bags that will be allowed in stadiums are clear and no bigger than a gallon zip lock bag. The NFL will be selling bags at Friday’s Chiefs pre-season game, but they’re going to cost you.
But fans are finding different ways to get by with the new rule. Like Carroll Miller who instead of complaining, got to work.
“I look at my husband and said, ‘I can make bags that are durable, better than a zip lock bag and have handles and they can be accepted to go into the NFL arenas.'”
She’s selling her creation on Craigslist for $25. In her opinion, they are a steal, compared to what you will get at Arrowhead Stadium.
“They’re not as heavyweight as these bags are,” she said. “They’re made for a one or a two time event. This is made heavy enough to be an everyday durable purse that can be used to show off your team colors as well as being able to take it into Arrowhead.”
Besides Miller’s homemade shoulder bag, there are a few other options if you aren’t interested in buying the NFL plastic bag. One of those would be to buy a clear plastic clutch from Forever 21. Or you could just use your standard run of the mill zip lock bag, which costs about $3 dollars for a box, which means each bag costs about 30 cents.
Miller said her bags look a lot better on your arm and they come with a guarantee.
“I’ll back it up, if it breaks, I’ll fix it, or I’ll replace it,” she said.
The Chiefs are providing each season ticket holder with a free bag. If there are more than four seats on the account, then it is one free bag for every four people.