It pays to be a Chiefs season-ticket holder.
In April 2012, the team announced it was giving away a free Nike jersey to each season-ticket-account holder. The move was made last year just as the NFL was making the switch from Reebok jerseys to Nike jerseys and to celebrate the team's 50th year in Kansas City.
Now the Chiefs are going to accessorize that jersey with a free bag. The team announced this week that each season-ticket-account holder will receive a free transparent bag that's compliant with the NFL's new bag policy.
No, you still can't bring purses or fanny packs into stadiums this season, but you can bring in clear bags that don't exceed 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches.
"We want to help make the transition to the new policy as smooth as possible," Chiefs president Mark Donovan said, via the Kansas City Star. "We hope that giving these approved plastic bags to our season-ticket holders will help with the adjustment and provide clear guidelines."
Each season-ticket-holder account will receive one Chiefs-branded plastic bag for every four tickets on their account.
Many NFL fans saw the policy change as a money grab so that the league -- a multi-billion dollar entity -- could make even more money selling team-branded transparent bags. That might still be the case, but at least we know it's not the case in Kansas City.