Clear Bag Policy: Clemson follows suit in implementing all clear handbags
Yet another clear bag policy. This time, Clemson. Clear purses and totes are making way to South Carolina after Clemson Athletics adopted the clear bag policy in new raft of safety measures for the 2016 games and beyond. According to the officials, the organization is committed to providing a safer environment for fans to enjoy the game. It was looking for ways to quicken the speed at which fans get into the field. Currently, there are always long lines of fans as they go through security checkups.
Bags are the biggest reasons for the snarl-ups seen at the entrances, as each bag must be checked by the security. With the clear, bag policy, this process will be much easier. Clemson S.C, working with the department of homeland security, law enforcement officials and Clemson University police have also come up with a voucher system for the re-entry into the stadium.
Fan entering the stadium with bags that are larger than the standard 4.5” X 6.5” purses must come with the plastic bags. This is the similar trend adopted by many of the NFL stadiums in the area. Thus, most fans that will be attending the games starting September 3, 2016 already know the clear bag policy drill.
The growing clear bags trend
Several colleges, universities and other institutions are implementing this idea of clear bags. NFL stadiums were the first to institute the clear bag policy in 2013. To encourage the fans to have more clear bags for Clemson athletics and much more, the athletic department in conjunction with IPTAY will provide every season ticket account with a clear bag during the fan day event that will be taking place on August 21 2016. There are also several retailers in the area that have the approved bags available in their stores. Clemson Athletics is also doing away with hand stamp for the re-entry. All the fans that wish to return to the stadium in a particular game must have picked up the voucher when exiting the stadium. The voucher must be handed over to the entry officials on re-entry to the stadium. The vouchers will only be available up to the final quarter of the games after which fans that exit the stadium will not be allowed to re-enter into the stadium.
Clear plastic bag specifications
Clear plastic bag, PVC, or vinyl bags that are of the official Clemson plastic tote size of 12” X 6” X 12” are allowed to the stadium. The Ziploc bag totes and the one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags can be used. Fans with small; clutch bags the size of the hands and without a strap will be allowed to the stadium. However, there will be an exception of the necessary medical equipment. The officials at the entry will examine all medical equipment.
Fans can carry gadgets such as binoculars and cameras to the stadiums. However, their cases will not be allowed in. Moreover, the fans are allowed to cum with the stadium cushions and seatbacks except those that come with the arms. Artificial noisemakers, weapons, poles, banners, backpacks and outside food and drinks will not be allowed to the stadium.