Saturday, February 5, 2011

Big Sis's TSA Descends on Cowboys Stadium

In contrast to courageous Egyptians who finally said enough is enough, here in the US we are expected to rat on the fellow spectators and meekly submit to pat-downs at the Super Bowl 2011, which is tomorrow at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas under frigid, wintry sky.

From Star Telegram (2/4/2011):

As part of the increased security surrounding the Super Bowl, NFL and federal authorities are limiting what fans can bring to Cowboys Stadium.

Everyone entering the stadium must pass through a magnatometer, such as those used at airports, and get a patdown as part of the screening process. The majority of fans will enter through checkpoints on the east side of Cowboys Stadium.

Small bags are allowed, but will be searched, and jackets will be X-rayed.

Not allowed

Items fans can't bring into Cowboys Stadium:

Weapons, mace/pepper spray, fireworks

Camcorders, tripods, camera cases and binocular cases

Umbrellas, strollers

Grills, tents, poles, sticks

Banners, noisemakers, horns, beach balls, Frisbees, laser lights and pointers

Containers of any type, coolers of any size, backpacks

Bottles, cans, hairspray


Items fans can bring into Cowboys Stadium:

Small cameras and binoculars, but not camera cases and binocular cases

Small bags

Items purchased in Fan Plaza on Game Day

Source: NFL

This is such a free country.


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