Syracuse unveils new security measures for Carrier Dome


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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University is changing its security policy for the Carrier Dome.

School officials announced Thursday a new clear bag policy and walkthrough metal detectors will be in place starting with the football home opener on Sept. 8.

The clear bag policy limits the size and type of bags permitted inside the dome. Vinyl or PVC bags must be no bigger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are another option.

Small clutch bags for personal items, diaper bags, and medically necessary items also will be allowed along with one of the clear bag options. Seat cushions and seat back chairs are permitted, but they can't have pockets, zippers or be in their own carrying bag.

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