Minnesota Wild unveils new bag policy, and fans aren't happy

If you want to bring a larger bag, it'll need to be transparent.
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If you're heading to a Minnesota Wild game at Xcel Energy Center this upcoming season, better read up on its new bag policy.

The Wild on Tuesday revealed new security measures for home games at the Xcel, that it says will go into effect from the first preseason game against the Dallas Stars on Sept. 20.

The measures limit the size of bag you can bring into the arena, so if you want to bring a larger bag, it'll have to be transparent.

Here's what's allowed under the changes:

  • Clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a plastic storage bag that is a maximum one gallon, re-sealable and clear
  • Small bags, such as a small clutch purse, that is approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap will be allowed, must not exceed 4.5" x 6.5".

The new rules are basically identical to measures in place for Minnesota Vikings games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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The changes, the Wild say, will not only be safer but will also "expedite fan entry into the arena."

But some fans are not amused by the change in policy, with female fans in particular feeling unfairly targeted.

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