ANN ARBOR (CBS DETROIT) - The New Year's Day battle between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs will have strict rules to follow as you enter Michigan Stadium.
Wolverines fans know the rules at the Big House but most of the 100,000-plus hockey fans heading into Ann Arbor for 2014 Winter Classic are a different group, mostly first-timers at The Big House, and probably unfamiliar with the rules — like no bags allowed.
That includes all categories of bags: backpacks, purses, camera and binocular cases, etc.
Forget the hair-spray, too, and no alcohol, no food and no coolers will be admitted.
If you're the celebratory type with all the paraphernalia that comes along with your spirit — be forewarned: balloons, banners, flags, noisemakers, signs w/questionable language are all prohibited at Michigan Stadium. So are video cameras, audio recorders and some cameras.
And with a ban on strollers, you'll need to carry your babies if you bring them.
Here's the complete list of banned items:
- Aerosol or spray cans
- Alcohol or illegal substances
- Apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language
- Audio recording equipment
- All Bags (including purses)
- Banners, flags and flagpoles
- All Bottles (including all types of water bottles)
- Brooms, poles or tripods
- Containers of any kind (including cans, thermoses and open containers)
- Firearms, knives or other weapons
- Food of any kind
- Laser Pointers
- Professional cameras/lenses (lenses longer than 6")
- Projectile toys (including footballs, Frisbees and beach balls)
- Seat backs
- Video/movie cameras
- Any other device that are deemed dangerous, inappropriate, interfere with and/or distract the players, fans or telecast of the game.
Changes in national and regional security levels may affect security procedures at Michigan Stadium. Exceptions for medical reasons will be addressed individually at the gates. Those needing to bring items of need (i.e. diapers for a baby, medical prescriptions, etc.) are encouraged to carry them into the stadium in a clear plastic bag.
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