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Big security changes at NFL stadiums

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Updated: 8/07/2013 11:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Before you file into EverBank Field this year, pay attention. Purses, backpacks, diaper bags and all other large totes are prohibited.

Natalie Stanback, wife of tight end Isaiah Stanback, says that could be a problem.

"For me as a mom that means diapers and wipes and water bottles and little veggie packets and snacks. It's going to be a big challenge," she said.

Plastic, vinyl or PVC totes are acceptable as long as they do not exceed 12 by 6 by 12 inches.

Ladies will also have to scale back and bring a clutch no larger than 4.5 by 6.5 inches.

Outside food can still be brought in as long as it fits in a freezer bag.

"I'm fine with it," fan Kim Harris said.

The new security rules are part of an NFL-wide sweep. Jaguars President Mark Lamping says the good news is-- wait time for fans should go down.

"Having all the materials in these clear bags over time, once fans get used to it, will actually increase how fast we get fans through the gate," he explained.

Despite any inconvenience, Stanback says she's grateful steps are being taken to keep her and her family safe.

'It's going to be a lot safer environment. A lot less of the stress knowing everyone has to do the same thing and there's no question as to what's in here and who's sitting next to me and what they might have in their bag," she said.

For more information on what's allowed and what's now, check out this page on the NFL website.
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