SU announces new clear bag policy for athletic events

The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University (CNYCentral file photo)

Heads up for Syracuse University sports fans! Syracuse University announced a new clear plastic bag policy on Thursday.

According to officials, the new clear bag policy will go into effect for the start of the 2018 football season. This policy limits the type and size of bags allowed into the stadium.

Allowed bags are:

  • Clear plastic totes (Does not exceed 12"x 6"x 12")
  • Gallon sized re-sealable storage bags
  • Small purses or clutches (Does not exceed 6.5" x 4.5")
  • Diaper bags (must be accompanied by a child.)

University officials said the new Clear bag policy will begin an educational period starting with the first Orange football game on Sept. 8. The policy will be in effect for all Syracuse University Athletics events and specifies other events at the Carrier Dome beginning on Oct. 6.

All season ticket holders for football, men's and women's basketball , and men's lacrosse will receive one approved clear plastic tote per two tickets. Totes will also be for sale at all Syracuse University merchandise locations including inside the Carrier Dome for $3, according to officials.

“We are committed to providing a secure environment for our fans,” says SU Director of Athletics John Wildhack. “The new Clear Bag Policy will enable us to deliver a better and quicker experience at the gates and also provide a safer environment. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation.”

Additionally, new walk-through metal detectors will be installed at the stadium as well.

University officials say the clear bag policy is standard procedure in many sporting venues and was suggested by Homeland Security as a general way to keep the Carrier Dome safe.

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