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NFL Security changes will affect Pro Bowl

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Aloha Stadium will not be off limits when it comes to new security measures installed by the NFL.

According to Robert Cravalho, an NFL security representative, fans who attend the 2014 Pro Bowl must abide by the latest mandates that will not allow patrons to enter Stadiums with large purses, coolers, back packs, seat cushions and a variety of other items.
 
The NFL says the rules will -- among other things -- increase the safety of those in attendance.

"Well in light of what's happened to boston, of course, the NFL is very concerned about the safety of the fans," Cravalho says.

"The fans deserve a safe environment when they are at the event, so that's why the bag policy came into play, to keep everyone safe and also to expedite the lines entering the event. I think with the new policies, the lines will go a lot smoother, the fans will get into the event a lot quicker and enjoy the football game."

Game-goers are allowed to bring in bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12'' x 6'' x 12''.  One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are also allowed.  NFLShop.com and club merchandise outlets will be selling official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags.

Fans with bags that do not meet the criteria will be turned away from the stadium.