Ten things the Denver Broncos won't let you bring to Sports Authority Field this year
The Denver Broncos sold out most of their remaining single-game tickets this week in an annual summertime tradition, but fans who head to Sports Authority Field may be in for a few rude surprises at the gate (and we're not talking about Raiders fans). The team adopted a new security policy this year -- one that the NFL is encouraging all of its teams to implement. It essentially keeps guests from carrying any kind of bag at all. That means you'll need to Velcro your hats, gloves, scarves, extra jackets, sandwiches, blankets, cardboard signs, water bottles and foam fingers to your body.
In other words, the terrorists have won at Mile High.
"Fans will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety and the knowledge that their entry into the stadium will be smoother and faster," the team said in a June statement on the issue. "This new public safety measure is being successfully used at other large venues. The University of Michigan, Penn State University and Michigan State University do not permit any bags while the TD Garden in Boston only permits clutch bags."
Extra security is going to a pain in the ass this year.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
10) Purses larger than a clutch bag.
7) Backpacks of any kind.
6) Fanny packs (dammit!).