NFL Games and photography...FYI

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    so I went to the AZ Cardinals vs. Seahawks game this weekend in Phx.....took my camera just to shoot around.......after walking almost a mile from the tailgate lot, standing in a huge line to get security checked, I got to the front and was told I was NOT allowed to carry my camera in. Point and Shoots are fine, but I guess anything with a detachable lens is not....

    I had to walk a long way back to my vehicle put the camera away and then walk all the way back to the stadium.

    I was not happy.
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    That's pretty typical for most sporting events. They are pretty vague about what you can or can't bring...but they have the final say...so there isn't much you can do.
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    Sounds like you were given a chance for some nice exercise. I also enjoy walking.
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    I was tailgating....drinking beer all afternoon then having to huff a couple of miles wasnt fun.
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    i had the same thing hapen to me but as at a exibition match(tennis) in down town baltimaltimore, but as a 13 year old kid, and it being night in baltimore (or most sizable cities) city i got in
    i endid up sooting with s guy i know who runs a tennis newspaper things, and he is going to give me photo credit for those and put them in his paper
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    Yep the NFL is strict on the camera rules, I’ve been able to take my camera to Marlins game in the pass but I have not tried in the last two years
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    Something simmilar happened to me in a CART event... but being in Mexico I just talked / pushed my way through...
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    Same with a NHL game. I went to a game at the staples center. Their policy was that the lens had to be about 3" in length total. Photography rules are usually posted on the stadiums website. I know the staples one was.

    Edit: They updated it with this:

    (from the FAQ)Can I bring my camera and photograph a STAPLES Center event?
    No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment is prohibited unless authorized by team/promoter or performer

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