K-State Announces New Clear Bag Policy for Venues

MANHATTAN, Kan. – To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into venues, K-State Athletics will implement, beginning in 2016-17 for all ticketed events, the NFL clear bag policy that many other collegiate programs and professional leagues have already adopted, department officials have announced.

“Fan experience and the safety of our guests is a top priority of K-State Athletics,” said Athletics Director John Currie. “World events continue to shape the methods utilized for venue security, and we are instituting this policy to enhance public safety and make venue access more efficient.”

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 (4.5” x 6.5”), 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.
To assist with the transition to this new policy, football season ticket holders will receive one approved clear plastic bag per account when their season tickets are mailed in August. Official K-State team logo clear plastic tote bags will also be available at K-State Super Store locations.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, diaper bags, seat cushions and chairbacks with pockets and zippers, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Guests will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety and the knowledge that their entry into the venue will be smoother and more secure. They also will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the venue, such as binoculars, cameras, and smart phones.
Click here for more information, which includes a thorough list of FAQ’s in addition to a detailed “approved bag policy” diagram that highlights all approved and non-approved bags.