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Falcons fans irate over new big bag policy

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Hundreds of angry Falcons fans lined up at tents for hours, after being told by security their bags were too big to bring into the Georgia Dome, because of a new policy.

The policy encourages people to bring small, clear bags, and bans large purses, back packs and even diaper bags.

Mother Brittany Wiesen said she spent all day trying to find a suitable diaper bag to be able to bring 8-month-old Ella to her first Falcons game Thursday.

"Traveling with a baby is not easy, keys and a wallet don't cut it anymore," Wiesen said. "(The Falcons) posted a link about the new bag rules. We read up on the policy, spent all day looking for a bag, and now they have them here to swap out, which would have been a lot easier."

Meanwhile, Sharon Gibbs, said she waited in a line after the game for hours, trying to get back her bag, which she said costs $350, and hopes was kept safe.

"The line is longer than the football game," Gibbs said. "I pay $650 for a season ticket, and I've got to stand in line for two hours to get my purse?"

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