GREEN BAY - Leave your seat cushions and purses at home, the list of items you can't bring into Lambeau Field or any NFL stadium is again getting longer.
We're 57 days away from the first preseason game at Lambeau Field, but already, league-wide security changes are being made.
The NFL hopes new security measures will make games safer and easier to get into.
"I'm assuming it's about security and keeping us all safe," said Jon Cline of Nashville, Tennessee.
"I can understand security, but it's getting to be too much," said Jeff Peterson of La Crescent, Minnesota.
There are many items fans might be used to bringing to games, but the NFL says those items should now be left at home including seat cushions, purses larger than a clutch bag, backpacks, camera bags and fanny packs.
"When you do the math and you have ten games a year and 70 to 80,000 people per game, we have to reach a lot of people in the next couple months to ensure they're aware of this and to educate them so they have an enjoyable gameday experience," said Lt. Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department.
With the exception of medically necessary items, only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags will be allowed at NFL stadiums. They can be no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are OK, as are small ones about the size of someone's hand.
"I guess it doesn't really bother me a great deal," said Cline. "If it's about not letting people sneak things in that shouldn't be then I can live with that."
"I mean a seat cushion, who is going to hide anything in a seat cushion?" said Peterson. "And ladies have to have their purses. There is things there you need, they carry money in there, a lot of them don't have pockets in their skirts or whatever. It's just getting out of hand."
The NFL's owners approved the new rules.
The Packers did not make anyone available to comment, saying the team first heard about the changes Wednesday.
Seat cushions will still be available to rent for $6 inside Lambeau Field. An official with PMI Entertainment Group tells FOX 11, an average of 7,500 seats are used each game.
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