Coastal Carolina to enforce new clear bag policy at sporting events
CONWAY, SC (WWAY) — In hopes of providing a safe environment for all athletes, fans and officials, Coastal Carolina University will be enforcing a Clear Bag Policy for all ticketed sporting events starting in August.
Coastal Carolina University says in a release that the new policy will limit both the size and style of bags carried into ticketed venues.
“We are continually working to improve the game day experience for our fans, as well as provide the safest possible atmosphere in which to enjoy those games,” said Director of Athletics Matt Hogue. “We believe that the new Clear Bag Policy is an effective way to both ensure the safety of all involved, and expedite fans’ entrance into our facilities. Many colleges, universities and professional leagues have implemented similar policies to great effect, and Coastal Carolina will follow suit as we continue to expand and enhance our athletic programs.”
The new school policy follows recommendations from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Best Practices Guide.
Event staff will have Ziploc bags for fans to pick up at shuttle stops for the 2017 season. The university says the locations will open 3 hours prior to kickoff and remain open until the end of the first quarter.
CCU tweeted an info-graphic for fans to help explain what is and isn’t allowed: