PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a sure sign that Steelers’ football is back, a sea of black and gold on the North Shore.

But this season, clear bags are also in the mix. They’re a necessity after the NFL changed its policy regarding people being able to bring in large bags and purses.

Fans who didn’t know about the new rules found themselves using complimentary plastic bags to tote their things around.

For at least one woman that created the issue of what to do with her purse while she was watching the game.

“I had a very small black purse, which was black, and I had to hide it in one of those bushes over there so I can retrieve it when I get out, but this is fine,” she said.

The NFL created the new rules after the Boston Marathon bombings.

“I just think they have to make people feel safe, but it probably won’t make any difference,” Ruth Kole, a fan, said.

Along with the clear bags policy, Heinz Field security helped coach fans as they used a metal detector wand on each person.

A large section in front of the gate has been blocked off this year to try and keep security organized and efficient.

Click here for more on Heinz Field’s security policies

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