Sports stadiums have implemented new rules regarding what you can and can not bring in. Safety is important now more than ever in public arenas with large crowds. To save you a trek back to the car or hold up in the entry line, we’ve broken down some basic stadium rules and regulations that are quite universal among the NCAA and vary by league.
Across the NCAA, all stadiums have enforced a clear bag policy. Similar to NFL guidelines, those entering the stadium are allowed to carry a 12” x 6” x 12” clear bag. Non-translucent, fashion handbags larger than the dimensions of a typical clutch (4.5” x 6.5”) will also not pass go.
All Big 12 schools have passed the clear bag policy, except for Oklahoma State University. Likewise, all Big 10 schools have also instated the regulation of clear bags, with the exception of Ohio State who does not allow any bag larger than a clutch (again, that’s 4.5” x 6.5”). The University of Kansas is a little more flexible on bag material allowing bags that are clear, plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12 and they allow for clutch sizes up to 5.5" x 8.5"
Items like umbrellas are typically not allowed into stadiums so if there is rain in the forecast be sure to pack a poncho or raincoat.
Large camera lens are also not allowed for a variety of reasons with the exception of press and media professionals.
Now keep an eye out, a lot of schools across the league are altering their stance on alcohol sales inside the stadium (the SEC and Big 12), so best to be hands-free for a cocktail anyways (right?)
Now, these rules apply for football, but it can differ depending on the sport. Our best advice is to research the specific stadium in which you plan to attend ahead of time.
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