Yesterday, Texas A&M athletics announced a "clear bag" policy for all sports venues beginning this fall. The announcement from 12thMan.com states that this is being done to "speed up gate entries and enhance fan safety."
Texas A&M isn't the first SEC team to implement this policy, as both Auburn and Florida have announced similar policies within the last two months. On TexAgs.com, Jason Cook, Senior Associate Athletics Director - External Affairs for Texas A&M University, says that he expects all SEC teams to move to this policy in the near future.
Here's what you need to know about the new rules for attending sporting events this fall:
- Policy goes into effect beginning in April for all ticketed Aggie Athletics venues
- "12-1-1 Gig 'Em Rule," where each person can carry in either a 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag, OR one clear resealable gallon storage bag.
- Bags can only have a maximum of one logo imprint
- Non-clear hand-sized clutch bags will be permitted
- Exceptions for medically necessary items will be available pending an inspection at the gate
- No exceptions for diaper bags - they must be clear as well, and will count towards the one bag limit
- Bags will be available at the 12th Man Shop, through Barnes & Nobles, and in the MSC
While this new policy is sure to be frowned upon by many Aggie fans, the first 4-5 Aggie football home games should be thought of as an opportunity to be overcharged for a team-logo imprinted plastic bag for the contents of the beach purse you accidentally brought that all your seat-neighbors hated anyway. Or you could just stop by the GBH Tailgate with a $20.00.
12th Man Clear Bag Policy: http://www.12thman.com/sports/2016/6/6/clear-bag-policy.aspx