The Seattle Police Department says extra officers are already positioned throughout Pioneer Square and SoDo.
SEATTLE – With a new NFL season under way, fans are reminded that security is a top priority both inside and outside of CenturyLink Field
The Seattle Police Department says extra officers are already positioned throughout Pioneer Square and SODO. Some officers are undercover wearing Green Bay Packers clothing to test some of the rowdy fans who might make trouble for people on the opposing side.
"Don't get so loaded that you're going to make bad decisions and pick on that Green Bay Packers fan that's not a Packers fan and get tossed out of the game," said Det. Patrick Michaud, Seattle Police Department.
People who cause problems are typically banned by the NFL from attending future games, according to Seattle Police. Many of those fans who are kicked out of games are required to take anger management courses in order to return to NFL stadiums.
Seattle Police are sending a familiar warning to people who chose to drink: Have fun and make good choices.
"If you're going to drink, make sure you take public transport," Michaud said. "There are going to be lots of traffic officers out there and they will put you in jail for DUI."
The NFL says one of the big things to remember is the organization's bag policy. Standard backpacks won't get past the gate. Fans will want to bring larger bags that are made of clear material. Small purses and bags holding medical equipment are OK.