New clear-bag policy in effect for G-Day game

Saturday’s G-Day intrasquad football game at the University of Georgia’ Sanford Stadium will mark the first time that the school will observe the Southeastern Conference Clear Bag Policy in 2017. The policy will go into effect permanently for the 2017-18 competition season and will include Stegeman Coliseum and Foley Field as well as Sanford Stadium.

 

Under the new policy, only the following types of bags will be permitted inside Sanford Stadium on Saturday:

—Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches.

—One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags.

—Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

—Bags that contain necessary medical items, which must be inspected and approved at a designated gate.

Each ticket holder is allowed one large clear bag such as a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, plus a small clutch purse

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction, luggage, computer bags or cases, camera bags or cases, binocular bags or cases, or any bag larger than the permissible size.

According to the Georgia athletics website, several SEC schools began implementing this policy in the 2016 school year, and all conference schools will have it in place by the upcoming school year.

Fans can still carry items such as binoculars, smartphones, tablets and cameras (with lenses shorter than four inches), so long as they are not in a bag or carrying case.

Seat cushions — without backs, arms, or pockets — will still be permitted into the venues. Fans may also bring in blankets during cold-weather events, provided they carry them in over an arm or shoulder to allow for easy screening upon entry.

More information on this new policy can be found at http://georgiadogs.com/clear-bag-policy/.

 

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