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Backpack policies at sporting events

A glance at backpack policies in place for various sports leagues across the globe:

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A glance at backpack policies in place for various sports leagues across the globe:

All-England Club, Wimbledon - Bans backpacks larger than 16x16x12 inches.

English Football Association - Bans "large" backpacks; no specific measurements.

FIFA - Bans `unwieldy' objects from stadiums, which includes backpacks larger than 10x10x10 inches.

Manchester United - "Not advisable" to bring bags into stadium but all bags will be checked.

MLB - Policies vary from team to team. San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox are scanning bags with a metal-detecting wand. Most teams allow small backpacks.

NBA - Varies by arena. Some teams - Golden State, for instance - prohibit backpacks. Others allow small bags.

NCAA - Varies from school to school. Examples: University of Texas prohibits bags larger than 9x9x15; University of Florida bans all backpacks.

NFL - Policies vary from team to team, with most teams allowing small backpacks in stadiums. The league enacted enhanced security guidelines for fans attending the draft this week; backpacks were prohibited.

NHL - Also varies by arena. Some teams, for instance the New York Islanders, don't allow backpacks. Others, like the Detroit Red Wings, ban `oversized' bags and search all bags that are allowed in.

Roland Garros, French Open - No bags bigger than 16x16x8 inches.

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