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Security tightened for Chargers game Sunday

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - In light of the recent terror attacks, the NFL is beefing up security in all its stadiums. Chargers fans will see an increased police presence at Qualcomm with officers placed throughout the stadium and parking lot.

The Chargers first told fans two seasons ago to bring all their game day items in a see-through bag. But now with increased security, they're taking it a step further and asking fans not to bring large bags on the property at all, leave them in the car.

"They can expect to see more uniformed police officers, more security guards, we're also going to have a contingent of undercover officers walking around the parking lot as well as security camera towers," said San Diego Police Lt. Paul Connelly.

Fans are asked to bring their contents in a clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." Small clutch bags the size of a hand can be taken inside the stadium but must also be placed inside clear bag.

"I think it's a wise move because the world you know right now is so unstable, and you never know when a radical person could decide to show up and create havoc,” said former Charger Player Gary Kirner.

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Former Chargers tight end Patrick Curran had his plastic bag ready that he received at the Qualcomm a part of a Chargers Alumni reunion.

"It's like you're going through an airport, I want to have everybody searched, I want to have all that, I want to feel secure getting on an aircraft just like I want to feel secure going to a football game," Curran said.

But are all fans prepared?

"I'll just have my phone in one pocket and my I.D. and my debit card in the other and I'm good," said fan Clairbel Villa.

Former Chargers Cheerleader Brenda Morton says longtime Chargers fan know the rules.

"It still makes me feel safer than if people could carry in whatever they wanted; I wish it wasn't that way, but it is, and that part’s a little scary."

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