LSU Athletics continues to review its policies to enhance public safety and improve efficiencies as it relates to all home athletic venues. The fan experience and the safety of our guests is a top priority of LSU Athletics. Limiting the size and style of bags carried into the venue will aid in maintaining safe and secure environments, decrease the time waiting to enter the venues, and improve the overall game day experience. This measure will enhance safety both inside and outside of the stadium.
Yes, in 2016, many Southeastern Conference (SEC) members implemented this policy. Prior to the 2017 season, the SEC announced that the Clear Bag Policy would be in place for all on-campus football venues (Read More – link to URL below). A clear bag policy is the standard at all NFL Stadiums and many other venues that host entertainment and professional sporting events are increasingly following similar procedures.
Clear Bag FAQ page: FAQs
Any prohibited bag inside and outside the venue will be highly visible and easily identifiable. This initiative supports the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign, and a clear bag is easily and quickly searched, thus allowing staff to be more efficient and effective in checking bags that are brought into the stadium.
No. This policy will be in effect beginning in August 2016 at ALL LSU Athletics events, regardless of sport.
Backpacks are not permitted regardless of the type and variety. It is discouraged to use backpacks on gamedays as this is an industry standard at stadiums and arenas throughout the country.
Any type of clear bag that does not exceed the clear bag size requirements and does not contain more than one logo imprint (4.5” tall X 3.4” wide size maximum) is permitted. Any decorative trim on the clear bag cannot exceed 2”
wide. Bags must be clear and transparent – bags may not have large logos, tinting, texturing or any other decorative elements that obscure the purpose of being transparent and clear.
NON APPROVED BAGS: Backpacks, Cinch/Drawstring Bags that are not clear or larger than 12” X 6” X 12”, Briefcases, Coolers and insulated bags, Fanny packs, Luggage of any kind, Computer bags, Camera bags, Venue seat cushions in excess of 16 inches – NO ZIPPER COMPARTMENTS, ARMS OR BACKS, Bags or cases of any kind that do not meet the new bag policy
APPROVED BAGS • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” • One-gallon clear, re-sealable plastic storage bag • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5"x6.5" (approximately the size of a hand - with or without a handle or strap) • Medically necessary items (after proper inspection)
It is recommended that diapers and supplies be carried in a clear bag that meets the 12”x6”x12” guideline – this is to aid with consistency and efficiency of the screening process. If a parent or guardian has a need for a specific diaper bag, they may use it as long as they have the baby/child with them upon entry. All bags are subject to search.
No. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, are permitted as long as they are not larger than 4.5"x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand). Also – clear tote bags should not larger than 12" by 6" by 12" or the one-gallon freezer bag. Clear bags that meet the requirements must be clear and transparent – anything with large logos and patterns will not be allowed.
While we strongly encourage fans travel light not to bring any bags, we believe the Geaux Clear bag policy will appropriately balance the needs of our fans with our obligation to provide for their safety.
One (1) clear plastic bag that is either a 1-gallon plastic freezer type bag or a 12" X 6" X 12" clear plastic bag, plus one small hand held clutch. The one-gallon Ziploc style bag is readily available, inexpensive and easily searched. The small hand held clutch purse allows privacy for small personal items and also is easily searched.
We fully understand that exceptions need to be provided in the policy for medically necessary items. Guests with necessary medical items or medical equipment will need to identify their special situation to the security personnel for proper inspection. For questions about medical equipment or other special needs please contact the LSU Athletics at 225-578-8001.
Fans with a prohibited bag will not be permitted inside the venue. Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria of the Geaux Clear bag policy will be asked to return to their vehicles and transfer their belongings to an approved clear plastic bag before entering the athletic venue. There are no provisions to exchange bags at the gates and any bags left unattended will be confiscated and discarded.
Approved clear tote bags can be purchased at many local and nationwide retail stores. However, any clear 12" by 6" by 12" bag or an inexpensive Ziploc style bag may be used.
The LSU SportShop carries several approved bags on its website and at the on campus store located on North Stadium Drive next to Mike’s Habitat at the northwest corner of Tiger Stadium.
There are several major retail outlets that carry clear bags – please be sure to ask if the bag is approved for Tiger Stadium or NFL Stadium – the Academy Sports and Outdoors is a corporate partner that carries several types of these bags with logos of your favorite teams: Academy Sports
Yes. Fans can continue to carry permitted items in their pockets or hands such as keys, phones, wallets, makeup, etc. if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch. The prohibited items have not changed, only how the items are carried into the athletic venue. Venue seats cushions smaller than 16”(with no zipper pockets or pouches) and blankets are still permitted and can be carried.
The bag policy is limiting only the type of bags carried into the stadium, not the items that you normally will need to bring to a game. Fans can continue to carry items in their pockets such as keys, phones, wallets, credit cards, makeup, feminine products, combs, etc., if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch. Items such as binoculars or cameras can be carried in your hands or around your neck.
Personal seatbacks will not be permitted inside the stadium. Seat cushions that are no larger than 16", do not have pockets or zipper pouches will be permitted.
Fans will still be able to utilize LSU Seatbacks while inside Tiger Stadium. LSU Football season ticket holders can purchase a seatback for the entire season, while non-season ticket holders can rent a seatback the day of the game.
For information about LSU Seatbacks, please visit LSU Seatbacks or call 1-866-895-1490. If you decide on the day of game, LSU seatback rentals are available at kiosks located throughout the stadium.
All prohibited items of LSU athletic venues remain the same, other than bags that do not meet the new bag policy, the following items will not be allowed in Tiger Stadium (other venues may vary slightly): INSERT LINK TO GRAPHIC.
Tailgating will not be affected by the new clear bag policy. For details on football game day tailgating visit LSUsports.net/fanguide. LSU Athletics and LSU Police encourage fans to be mindful of their surroundings at their tailgates and help spread the word of the Geaux Clear bag policy. Fans will be able to enjoy tailgating activities in the parking lots and do so with greater safety and knowledge that entry into the venue will be smoother and faster.
This will enable us to move fans through our security check points much faster. It will help our event staff be more consistent, efficient and effective in checking bags that are brought into the venue. There will be less time spent standing in lines at the venue gates and fans will be able to be in their seats before kickoff. Fans should also understand and enjoy an improved sense of safety.