The Carolina Panthers say fans should expect increased security at the entry gates for Sunday’s home game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is planning to have a larger presence with more officers at the gates, on bike patrol and in the observation towers.
The Panthers risk management director says fans should arrive early and leave their bags at home.
In a news release, they detailed the NFL’s Bag Policy and some helpful suggestions for fans attending the game on Sunday:
- Please try to arrive to the stadium a few minutes earlier than you typically do on game day.
- We encourage patrons to leave all bags at home, but if you must bring a bag please limit the items you carry in the bag. If we are unable to see all items in the clear bags, or if the clear bag is larger than 12”x12”x6”, you will not be permitted to enter the Bag Check or Express lines.
- The Carolina Panthers offer free clear bags at tents located at Graham Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, at the corner of Mint and Stonewall Streets, at the intersection of Mint and Morehead Streets, and near the practice field.
- Purses and bags smaller than 4.5” x 6.5” are permitted after inspection at the gates. If the purse or bag is larger than 4.5”x 6.5”, you will not be permitted to enter the Bag Check or Express lines.
- It is always more efficient to use our Express Lanes. Please remember to remove all metal objects from your pockets prior to reaching a screener. This will ensure a more efficient entry for all fans.
- As we approach the cold weather season, please unzip your jackets and remove your hats as you approach the screeners. This will ensure a more efficient entry for all fans.
The Panthers host the Washington Redskins Sunday in Charlotte. Game time is 1pm, airing on FOX.