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New NFL security rules after Paris attacks

Fans heading to Sunday football games will encounter stiffer security, including requirements to carry any possessions into the stadium in clear plastic bags.
Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.Getty Images

Fans going to football games today will see a larger police presence and increased security as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The NFL issued a statement Saturday notifying fans that there would be new requirements for fans entering stadiums as of Sunday, Nov. 15, due to the events in Paris on Friday.

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"The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI ...have informed us that there are no known threats against NFL stadiums," the NFLsaid in a statement.

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Fans are being urged to "not bring bags with them to the stadium."

"If it is essential to bring a bag, it must be in compliance with the clear bag policy which requires that it be made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12 in.x sixin.x 12 in.," the statement said.

"In addition to our standard procedures described above, there will be an increased security and law enforcement presence both inside and outside stadiums in the parking lots of our stadiums this weekend," the statement continued.

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