Are the new security rules during Vikings games excessive?

“The Vikings will kick off their 2013 pre-season against the Houston Texans at 7 o’clock tonight. The NFL is also kicking off a new security regime and the Vikings will be banning a wide variety of items fans are used to carrying in to their seats,” writes MPR News reporter Tim Nelson. “That includes women’s purses bigger than an open hand.”

The NFL announced the plan earlier this summer in the wake of the Boston bombings. It’s the strictest security policy in professional sports and will be instituted across the league in coming days.

Here’s a cheat sheet for fans going to Vikings games, from now on.

Out:

Purses bigger than 4 .5″ by 6.5″
Backpacks
Coolers of any size
Briefcases
Fanny packs
Seat cushions
Camera bags
Computer bags

In:

Clear tote bags, no bigger than 12″ by 12″ by 6 “
Gallon sized, clear resealable bags
Clutch purses without shoulder straps
Transparent plastic shopping bags, 12″ x 12″

Today’s Question: Are the new security rules during Vikings games excessive?