TU adopts clear bag policy at athletic events

The University of Tulsa announced today that it will implement a clear bag policy in 2019-20 in the interest of enhancing existing security measures at Golden Hurricane football and basketball games. This policy regulates the size and type of bag that may be carried into TU venues.

Tulsa joins many FBS and American Athletic Conference schools in the implementation of a clear bag policy. This measure is also intended to minimize time spent searching bags at gate security checkpoints, easing access into the stadium.

clear bag policy“We believe this policy is an important enhancement to the security measures that we already have in place at our venues, and will help make stadium access more efficient and quicker for our patrons,” said Dr. Derrick Gragg, Tulsa’s vice president & director of athletics.

Fans are encouraged not to bring unauthorized types of bags inside H. Chapman Stadium and the Donald W. Reynolds Center during football and men’s and women’s basketball games; however, the following outlines bags that are permitted:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags with or without a handle or strap that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (approximately the size of a hand)
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag; briefcases; backpacks, cinch bags and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction; luggage of any kind; computer bags/cases; camera bags/cases; binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Fans will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the stadium in a permissible clear bag, such as binoculars and cameras.