GREEN BAY - Family Night marked the first time fans experienced the NFL's league wide security measures at Lambeau Field.
The Packers organization announced the new procedures for carry-ins earlier this summer.
Under the new measures, large purses are not allowed. Small clutches the size of your palm are.
Clear bags that are 12 x 6 x 12 inches or smaller can also be brought in.
When it comes to your seat, fans can bring a seat pad, or seat back. But larger seat cushions need to be left at home.
Tens of thousands of fans entered Lambeau Field Saturday evening for Packers Family Night.
It was their first time experiencing the NFL's new security policies.
"These games could be considered a prime target and with all the information and intelligence, sharing that, the NFL just decided this is going to be best for the fans and their safety," said Green Bay Police Capt. Bill Galvin.
Jennfier Proksch of Dallas, Texas packed her clear plastic bag as required. But she feels it's an inconvenience.
"It's not comfortable, and I don't love carrying a clear bag, but we're not going to miss a Packers game because of it," said Proksch.
Other fans say while they aren't used to them, they aren't bothered by the new rules.
"I think it's a good thing though because it's also for everybody's safety. Nobody can really bring anything to harm anybody," said Cathy Bork of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Some attending Family Night say they weren't aware of the enhanced security policy until they got to the stadium and were alerted by others. Then changes had to be made.
"We're going to use the plastic bags we got from Curley's Pub and throw our camera and phones in there, and hopefully we'll be able to get in," said Kennita Hickman of Milwaukee.
Officers at the gates said they were being more lenient because it was Family Night, however they still kept a close eye on items brought in, and enforced the rules when necessary.
One woman went back to her car to with her too large bag, while another left her purse with police who said they'd return it at the end of the night.
Police say they expect the new changes will be a challenge throughout the season.
"I think it's going to take quite a few games before people get the message," Galvin said.
The new security measures are permanent, so if you're planning on attending future games, the same rules apply.
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