Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016


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CLEMSON, S.C. – In an effort to provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into Memorial Stadium, Clemson Athletics has announced new security measures for the 2016 football season including adoption of a Clear Bag Policy.

Working in conjunction with Clemson University Police, the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement officials around the State of South Carolina, Clemson Athletics also will institute a voucher system for reentry into Memorial Stadium.

Fans bringing any bag larger than a small purse (4.5” by 6.5”) must now use clear plastic bags, consistent with the practice adopted at many NFL stadiums Clemson fans have visited for postseason games the past few seasons.

Stadium event staff will be able to perform more thorough checks of all bags in a quicker manner, which in turn will ease the access into the stadium for fans. This public safety measure has been successfully instituted at all NFL stadiums since 2013. Several other colleges and universities have recently adopted similar policies at their home stadiums. Clemson fans traveling to the Auburn game on September 3rd should be aware that Auburn has a comparable clear bag policy in place.

At Fan Day on Aug. 21, the athletic department and IPTAY will provide one complimentary Clemson-branded clear bag per season ticket account, and retailers around the Clemson area have approved clear bags available for purchase.

Additionally, Clemson fans will no longer receive a hand stamp for re-entry. Any fan wishing to exit the stadium and return must pick up a voucher prior to exiting, and must present the voucher and a valid game ticket to event staff to reenter the stadium.

Fans can obtain a voucher and re-enter at any gate until the beginning of the 4th quarter, at which point departing fans will not be allowed readmission to the stadium.

Further gameday information will be available on ClemsonTigers.com prior to the Tigers’ home opener against Troy on Sept. 10.

CLEAR BAG DETAILS

Clemson University encourages fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined below is what will be permissible to carry into the stadium should a bag be necessary:

• Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official Clemson Tigers logo clear plastic tote bags are available at local retail stores), or
• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
• Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium.
• An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
• All season ticket holders will receive one approved clear plastic tote per account.
• Fans will still be able to continue their normal tailgating activity on campus.
• Patrons will still be able to carry other items into the stadium such as binoculars, cameras, and smart phones, but their cases will NOT be allowed.
• Stadium cushions and seatbacks are still permitted. Seatbacks and cushions with arms or any pockets will not be permitted.
• Working media will continue to enter the stadium through Gate 16 where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections in the same manner as past seasons.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: artificial noisemakers, backpacks, non-clear bags or purses, banners/flags/flag poles, coolers, outside food or beverage, umbrellas, weapons of any kind, or any bag larger than the permissible size.

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New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
TigerNet News
The boreds are not going to like this . . .***
lovingit®
Look Out Landfill....
9 Lives
here ya go ladies
CUinDE
Dang it, how am I gonna hide my mini bottles?***
CoolBreeze864
Re: Dang it, how am I gonna hide my mini bottles?***
clemsonsuzi®
Re: here ya go ladies
sandy®
Re: New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
Oculus
I see that the list of prohibited items includes "outside
djosey13®
Re: I see that the list of prohibited items includes "outside
bprice563
I'm guessing you can still bring two unopened water
Chuckston T-Man
Re: New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
djones73
We had to do this for Charlotte. Many nice bags were tossed
tigergirl78®
Re: We had to do this for Charlotte. Many nice bags were tossed
TennesseeLadyTiger®
And so it begins***
CM Shack
Re: New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
Fardog
Binocular case? Really? ### am I supposed to carry my
CM Shack
In a clear bag?***
GeeVille Tiger
how am I going to clip a ziplock SECURELY to my
CM Shack
I have the same problem.
espnfan8123®
Peanuts
6tiger9®
Re: Binocular case? Really? ### am I supposed to carry my
pawsnation®
I don't sit in the UD***
CM Shack
Wow, that was a really ignorant comment***
espnfan8123®
Well carp... how will I smuggle in my cherry flavor anal lube now?***
GeeVille Tiger
Question about the bag....
momartiger
Re: Question about the bag....
GeeVille Tiger
At fan day...seems you will have to go to Clemson on fan day to get a free bag***
GeeVille Tiger
Very annoying, but it'd be naive not to have seen it coming
grover173
Have you seen for sure that unopened water cannot be brought
tigergirl78®
Re: Have you seen for sure that unopened water cannot be brought
grover173
At the discretion of the mouth breather doing the searching?
CM Shack
Remember CU ran out H20 bottles one year at September game.
BuckHeadTiger
What's next a clear clothes policy...
tigerking79®
if you are going to Auburn, they have the same policy. Just
clemsonsuzi®
No more unopened water bottles?***
Chuckston T-Man
Clearly those were unsafe...a ticking time bomb***
CM Shack
Re: New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
Inmybloodkml
It just wouldn't be safe...Have you seen what ISIS will do
CM Shack
Re: It just wouldn't be safe...Have you seen what ISIS will do
Inmybloodkml
Have you seen what ISIS does with binocular cases?***
CM Shack
Re: It just wouldn't be safe...Have you seen what ISIS will do
Inmybloodkml
good luck with that***
CM Shack
Re: good luck with that***
Inmybloodkml
Re: New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
milkingoatswithjehnir
wait till you see the bottleneck to get wanded***
CM Shack
I will throw in Tampons, Maxipads, Condoms, and Lub in mine hehehe
BrabbTiger22
Re: New Story: Clemson institutes "Clear Bag Policy" for Memorial Stadium in 2016
Tall_Tiger_Two
Give me a break...clear bags aren't going to make us any
CM Shack
Wow,, that's the spirit...let's not worry about any
Tall_Tiger_Two
How would a clear bag have stopped that drunken idiot from
CM Shack
Re: How would a clear bag have stopped that drunken idiot from
Tall_Tiger_Two
Like my binocular case?***
CM Shack
were you safety patrol in elementary school ?
deserttiger85
How'd you know? Red helmet and all...
Tall_Tiger_Two
A clear plastic Clemson bag is what they made me throw away in Charlotte!!!
cutiger_82®
Charlotte has always been horrible. They go out
jhoffma
Re: Charlotte has always been horrible. They go out
milkingoatswithjehnir
I've gotten on an airplane faster than it takes to get into
CM Shack
are these bags gonna cost a Nickel or a Dime ??
FLTiger87®
I believe they are on sale right now for $7.99, regularly
CM Shack
Re: New Story: Well this certainly presents a challenge.....
tigrtom
Fashionable way to show off your mini bottles, Designer
Lukerum®

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