The NFL on Saturday released a statement saying it will beef up security at its stadiums for the games on Sunday and Monday in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. The league added that, based on information from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, there are no known threats against NFL stadiums.
“The safety of our fans, stadium personnel and teams at all NFL games is our priority, and security at our games is robust,” the statement read. “Our procedures have been certified and designated by the Department of Homeland Security since 2008 as effective anti-terrorism technology. All NFL clubs use mandatory metal detector screening and multiple layers of perimeter security external tot he stadium to safeguard fans and the stadium from explosive threats.”
The league added that it strongly recommends that fans do not bring bags with them to the stadiums on Sunday and Monday.
“If it is essential to bring a bag, it must be in compliance with the clear bag policy which requires that it be made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. It is important that all fans comply with these requirements, and we appreciate their efforts to cooperate with these security measures,” the league said in a statement.
Multiple suicide bombers blew themselves up outside Stade de France during Friday’s soccer match between France and Germany. One of the terrorists reportedly tried to enter the stadium with a ticket but was turned away after he was found to be wearing an explosive vest. The terrorist then detonated his bomb.