ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Security was tighter at the Edward Jones Dome after the Paris terror attacks, as the NFL requested more police around stadiums as fans arrived for Sunday's slate of games. On Saturday morning, league officials told reporters they were satisfied with the security they already had in place, but that changed with a statement Saturday afternoon.
The NFL pointed out that their security procedures week in and week out already have the approval of the Department of Homeland Security, but after a day’s reflection on what happened in Paris, they said they would be upping things further.
There will be an increased security and law enforcement presence both inside and outside stadiums in the parking lots of our stadiums this weekend. We have been in contact with clubs hosting games to reinforce our standard procedures and the league's best practices.
One reminder the league is putting out there is its bag policy. Purses and large bags are not allowed inside, only those see through 12 x 6 x 12 plastic bags will get through the gate.