Orlando City Stadium announces 'clear bag' policy

Opening Day is March 5 at new stadium

Orlando City Soccer Stadium bag policy
Orlando City Soccer Stadium bag policy (Orlando City Soccer)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The new Orlando City Stadium will use a bag policy similar to the one used in NFL stadiums, according to Orlando City Soccer.

Guests will be required to walk through metal detectors before entering the stadium, according to a news release, and will be allowed to carry only clear bags no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches or small purses measuring no more than 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.

Diaper bags will not be allowed.

Orlando City Soccer upgraded its security protocols for the 2017 season at the new stadium.

The new stadium will open its doors early at 3 p.m. March 5 for Opening Day. Orlando City will play New York City FC in the first game at the new stadium. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.

Read more about the stadium's clear bag policy here.

The new 25,000-seat stadium features a permanent tribute to the victims of the Pulse shooting.

The team recently unveiled 49 rainbow-colored seats in section 12 of the stadium to remember the victims of the June 12 shooting.

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