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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

K-State Athletics announces clear bag policy for next school year

Kansas State fans watch with disbelief after the Wildcats are whistled for a foul during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State fans watch with disbelief after the Wildcats are whistled for a foul during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

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— All bags brought to ticketed Kansas State University athletic events must be clear starting next school year.

The Manhattan Mercury reports that the goal of the new policy is to provide a safer environment and speedier entry into venues. Many other collegiate programs and professional leagues have already adopted the policy.

"Fan experience and the safety of our guests is a top priority of K-State athletics," said John Currie, Kansas State athletic director, in a statement. "World events continue to shape the methods utilized for venue security, and we are instituting this policy to enhance public safety and make overall venue access more efficient."

The new policy will require all bags to be clear plastic, PVC or vinyl. They won't be allowed to exceed 12 inches in width or height.

Besides clear bags, the policy allows small clutch bags and one-gallon plastic freezer bags. Medically necessary items will also be allowed after proper inspection. Football season ticket holders will receive one approved clear plastic bag per account when their season tickets are mailed in August.

Prohibited items include coolers, backpacks, diaper bags, camera bags, briefcases, fanny packs, luggage, purses larger than a clutch, and seat cushions with pockets and zippers.

Comments

Jonathan Allison 6 years, 4 months ago

Prohibited items include coolers, backpacks, diaper bags, camera bags and seat cushions with pockets and zippers, and any animals, living or previously alive, such as chickens, sheep, goats, etc.

Jeff Foster 6 years, 4 months ago

If you re-read the article, it doesn't say anything about not allowing sheep or goats in, so KSU fans CAN still bring in their wives and girlfriends.

Joe Ross 6 years, 4 months ago

You guys took all the wit and didnt save any for anybody else.

Bryce Landon 6 years, 4 months ago

What does a KSU story have to do with us?

Jay Scott 6 years, 4 months ago

I'm sure no Jayhawk fan ever has ever made the long and perilous trek all the way to attend a game at Allen Fieldhouse West. None. Someday though, with advances in travel technology, it MIGHT be possible.

You're right Bryce. This can't possibly be relevant. SMH.

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