I thought this was interesting, since it's the Super Bowl guidelines, but there are many other sporting events that have similar restrictions on lens size. Sports Shooters have had varied results per the arena, but this thread is directed at fans and cameras. Phones, PDAs and pagers? What's with that? Anyway the 6" lens is the max. My Canon L zoom is over that. I figure I may have to buy a consumer grade zoom lens, some day, if I want to shoot as a fan in the stands.