Saints issue reminder to fans about NFL security measures

Saints issue reminder to fans about NFL security measures

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - Those planning to attend the first home preseason game for the New Orleans Saints are reminded of the security measures in place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Fans are urged to arrive early and allow extra time to go through security checkpoints, which will include metal detecting wands.

Officials will also be enforcing the clear bag policy that began last year. Those bags must be smaller than 12" x 12" x 6". Fans are also allowed to bring a small clutch purse.

Prohibited carry-in items also include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Non-approved seat cushions include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers.

Other items not allowed on the SMG Complex include cans, bottles, weapons, fireworks, contraband, video cameras, still cameras with lenses that exceed six inches, recording devices, beach balls, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers and containers of any kind.

The Saints face the Tennessee Titans on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The gates open at 5 p.m.

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