Instead of shopping for a new shirt or jersey to wear to watch your favorite SEC team this fall, you may want to consider spending that money on a clear bag instead.
The SEC announced Wednesday that it will be implementing a clear bag policy for all football games beginning this season.
“SEC football stadiums are among the largest venues in the world of sports, so safety and security are issues that must always remain a priority for our events,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey via the league’s release. “We believe this policy is an important enhancement to the security measures already put in place by our institutions.”
Per the release, fans are encouraged not to bring any types of bags inside SEC stadiums during football games; however, the following outlines bags that are permitted:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″;
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar); and
- Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (approximately the size of a hand).
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
Here’s a look at the items that will be permitted, along with the items that are no longer approved for game day:
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— SEC (@SEC) March 22, 2017