By Nick Wilder
Soldier Field security is now making it much tougher for fans to sneak in any forbidden items into the stadium, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
Juan Gaytan’s security firm, Monterrey Security Consultants, is in charge of protecting the stadium. Following the Boston Marathon bombing in April, the NFL established new rules on what exactly fans are allowed to bring into stadiums.
“We have to find what's tolerable for people to come in, but safety is key,” Gaytan, a former Chicago police officer whose 14-year-old company recently renewed its security deal with Soldier Field for another four years, extending what has been its flagship account since 2001, said, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
The new rules have proved to be harsher. Fans entering Soldier Field are restricted to bringing in small, clear plastic bags and purses are limited to small clutches. Also, people entering Soldier Field can rent lockers for $10 or simply have their forbidden items confiscated.