Mississippi State, along with seven other SEC schools, is adopting a clear bag policy for the upcoming football season. This is an effort by the university to enhance safety measures for fans and to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get the fans into the stadium.
Clear bag policy to be implemented at Davis Wade Stadium for 2016 season. #HailState https://t.co/0phCpN4uwi pic.twitter.com/cCKiqU2ZsJ— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) August 4, 2016
From the official policy page:
Only clear tote bags that do not exceed 12" x 6"” x 12" or one-gallon plastic freezer bags will be allowed in Davis Wade Stadium. In addition, small handheld clutch purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" will be permitted. Spectators also will be able to carry other items allowed into the stadium such as binoculars, cameras, and smart phones, but their cases will not be permitted.
This new policy will go into effect September 3rd for the kickoff of the season against South Alabama. Here is the official list of approved and prohibited bags:
Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12"x 6" x 12"
One-gallon clear, re-sealable plastic storage bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap
Medically necessary items (after proper inspection, enter through Gates B, E and I)
Purses larger than a clutch bag
Luggage of any kind
Non-approved seat cushions, which include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers