As many stadiums around the country respond to attacks on public events, West Virginia University has announced they too enact a “Clear Bag Policy” for all sporting events starting this fall. Fans can purchase a branded clear plastic tote bag to make up for the inconvenience.
This policy will cover Milan Puskar Stadium, WVU Coliseum, Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and Monongalia County Ballpark.
These items will be allowed inside ticketed WVU sporting events:
“1. Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” Football season ticket holders will be provided with a complimentary logoed clear bag in their season ticket package and clear bags will be sold in fan retail outlets.logoed clear bag in their season ticket package and clear bags will be sold in fan retail outlets.
2. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag for example)
3. Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, (4.5” x 6.5”) with or without a handle or strap. A small clutch bag can be taken into the venue in addition to a clear bag.
4. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at an assigned designated gate has been performed.”
Most chairbacks, diaper bags, cinch bags, fanny packs, purses, coolers or tote bags are now inadmissible. As annoying as this may be, most of these items weren’t allowed before this policy, but the specific mat. In fairness, this is a fairly well-known game day policy for professional stadiums and many other college venues.
Basically, this means that Mountaineer faithful will have to be more creative with how they sneak alcohol into football games. However, out of the kindness of their hearts, WVU athletics will give season ticket holders a plastic tote with their purchase.
What are your best tricks?