The Yankees Update Their Security Guidelines

One of the most irritating things about going to Yankee Stadium the last several years was their insane no-bag policy. If you were a woman or pretended not to know English and found the right guard you could sometimes squeak around that, but mostly you were just out of luck.

At tonight’s game, however, I noticed these lovely new signs and bag size evaluators (much like what you’d find in an airport):

bagcheck

And from they have updated the Yankee Stadium A-Z page with this information:

Diaper bags, small backpacks, small purses and bags are permitted. However, in accordance with Major League Baseball security regulations, bags larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches will not be allowed into the Stadium. Briefcases, large backpacks, large purses and bags, coolers and hard-sided bags and containers are also not permitted. All bags must be thoroughly inspected before they are permitted into the Stadium. Box templates shall be used at inspection points, and bags and their contents must fit without assistance, modification or adjustment. The Yankees reserve the right to inspect any bags, clothing or other articles prior to entry into Yankee Stadium and prohibit entry or require removal of any items the Yankees deem inappropriate or potentially injurious to Yankee Stadium, other patrons or field personnel.

Hooray!

Still no laptops allowed for whatever crazy reason, but hey at least it’s a step in the right direction finally.