Starting in August 2017, Coastal Carolina University will enforce new restrictions on bags at sporting events.
The new policy announced in a press release Friday mandates that fans may only bring permitted items in clear plastic bags in order to improve security and expedite fans’ entry into the school’s home stadiums.
The National Football League also enforces a clear bag policy.
Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches with a logo no larger than 4.5 inches by 3.4 inches displayed on one side are allowed, according to the new rules.
Exceptions include small clutch bags that don’t exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches or medically necessary items.
Backpacks, fanny packs, purses, drawstring bags, luggage, computer bags, binocular bags, camera bags and others are not allowed.
Clear backpacks that do not exceed the size and logo restrictions are allowed.
Diaper bags and other bags with supplies for small children are allowed if carried inside the clear plastic bag. Fans are allowed only one bag per person.
Staff will be stationed at all shuttle stops on U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 with gallon-sized plastic freezer bags, according to the press release.