Football Season Starts this Weekend, New Bag Policy to be Enforced at Mackay Stadium

Clear bag policy
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The Nevada Wolfpack football team opens its season against the Portland State Vikings at 6 p.m. Friday at Mackay Stadium, and university officials are reminding the public of a new “clear bag policy” that dictates size and type of bags allowed.

In effect starting this season, approved bags are as follows:
•    Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC tote bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
•    One gallon clear plastic storage bags
•    Small clutch purses  4.5″ x 6.5″ or smaller

Each guest, including children, will be allowed one clear bag and a small clutch. While any clear bag meeting the standards is allowed, official clear bags are also available for purchase at Silver and Blue Outfitters on campus and at Meadowood Mall.

Exceptions will be make for fans carrying bags containing medically necessary items and diaper bags, although each will be searched and tagged so stadium security is aware such bags were cleared.

Backpacks, camera cases, luggage, tinted plastic bags, mesh bags, oversized purses, or any bag larger than the permissible size will not be permitted.  Cameras, binoculars, cellular phones, seat backs and blankets can be carried into the stadium on their own or in a clear plastic storage bag.

Clear bags allow staff to do a quick look at the contents without requiring fans to open their bags, improving efficiency, safety and crowd flow, according to the university.

For a game day guide that includes transportation and ticketing information:

For the clear bag policy:

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