WVU Implementing Clear Bag Policy at Home Sporting Events
Fans attending Saturday’s WVU football game need to be aware of a new policy that was put in place this summer.
Morgantown, W.Va.–Fans attending the West Virginia football game on Saturday need to be aware of a new rule in effect this season, the clear bag policy. This is the same rule the NFL implemented and is now being enforced by seven of the 10 Big 12 schools for all home athletic events, which prohibits any bag that is not see through.
Fans can bring a clear plastic, vinyl or pvc bag into Milan Puskar Stadium. The bag cannot exceed 12″X 6″ X 12″. Small handbags are allowed as well. These are bags are the size of a hand with or without straps. They cannot exceed 4.5″ X 6.5″.
One-gallon plastic freezer bags and chair backs are still allowed.
This policy was executed to make security checkpoints move faster while keeping fans safe.
Tablets, phones, cameras and binoculars can still be carried separately into the stadium.
If someone brings a back other than the ones permitted, they will be asked to take it back to their vehicle. Bags will not be kept at the gate for fans to pick up after the game.
However, if someone is carrying a bag that is for medical purposes, he or she will be permitted to enter the stadium with that bag following an inspection from security.
For the safety and security of our fans, diaper bags are not allowed. Diapers and other items need to be transferred to a clear bag.