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Clear bags only at Mackay for Nevada Wolf Pack football

Nevada Appeal staff report

RENO — As the Wolf Pack football team prepares for its season opener on Friday against Portland State, the Nevada athletics department has announced a new clear bag policy is in effect at Mackay Stadium this season.

In an effort to provide a safer environment, and to expedite entry into the venue, Nevada's new policy does clarify and limit the size and type of bag allowed for Nevada football games. Approved bags include:

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

An exception will be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags after proper inspection. These bags will be tagged to inform venue security the bag has been cleared by the gate inspection member and to limit any disturbance to the patron once inside the stadium. Prohibited bags include, but not limited to: backpacks, camera cases, luggage, tinted plastic bags, mesh bags, oversized purses, or any bag larger than the permissible size.

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This new policy is in line with protocols at many concert venues and professional and college sports stadiums and arenas. The athletics department's event management division continues to review its policies to enhance public safety and improve efficiency in crowd flow. Limiting the size and style of bags carried into venues will help maintain a safe and secure environment for fans, staff, and players.

Clear bags allow guest services and security staff to do a quick visual look at the contents of the bag without having to have the guest stop and open the bag. This policy will allow to quickly identify and prohibit entry of any prohibited items.

Each patron (including children) will be allowed one clear bag (12" x 6" x 12" or 1 gallon storage bag) in addition to a small clutch. Other permissible items, such as small cameras, binoculars, smart phones, seat backs, and blankets can also be carried into the athletic venue, either on their own or in a clear plastic storage bag.

While any clear bag meeting the above standards is allowed, official clear bags are also available for purchase at Silver and Blue Outfitters, the official merchandiser of Wolf Pack athletics.

All tickets for the 2018 season are on sale now. Call 775-348-PACK or visit NevadaWolfPack.com for information.