As a new season of events at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium approaches, city and stadium leaders remind fans that a new bag policy will be in place for all ticketed events at the stadium this season. It’s part of an effort to provide a safer environment for guests and to significantly expedite entry into the stadium.
The policy was announced in May. The first football game of the season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is Thursday, Aug. 31, when the University of Memphis Tigers host Louisiana-Monroe.
The policy will limit the size and type of bags that may be brought into the venue. Guests will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container into the venue:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags.
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, non-approved seat cushions or seatbacks, computer bags, diaper bags, binocular cases, and camera bags.
The new policy is in line with a NFL policy that has been in place for years. Other major college athletic conferences are implementing similar policies this fall.
“This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience,” said Thomas Carrier, the stadium’s general manager. “Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium frequently reviews its public safety and stadium security policies looking for ways to improve them. The most recent review concluded that there is a need to adjust our policy to enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient by limiting the size and style of bags carried into the stadium. This proactive measure will enhance safety inside and outside the stadium, and speed the security screening process for all fans. The public deserves to be in a safe, secure environment.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit thelibertybowlstadium.com for more details and a FAQ.