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    Security measures at Gillette Stadium

    BEFORE

    Patrons go to a check-in area where they are separated into two lines, those with bags and those without.

    Bags are searched.

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    Patrons are scanned with a metal-detecting wand before they proceed to the ticket taker.

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    Prohibited items include bags larger than those measuring 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches, but string backpacks are allowed.

    NOW

    Patrons go to a check-in area where they are separated into two lines, those with new, regulation bags and those without.

    Bags are searched.

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    Upgrades to security measures include a search with a metal-detecting wand and a pat-down procedure as needed, at adjusted security checkpoint locations, before patrons proceed to the ticket taker.

    Patrons may only bring in clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are allowed; women’s pocketbooks the size of a small clutch bag, approximately the size of a hand, can be brought in, but must be placed in a clear plastic bag of the accepted size.

    Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

    SOURCES: National Football League, Foxborough police

    What is not allowed under the new rules:

    Purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage, computer bags, camera bags, or any bag larger than the permissible size.

    What is allowed under the new rules:

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    Binoculars, cameras, and smartphones

    SOURCES: National Football League, Foxborough police