Published: Sept. 29, 2016

In an effort to provide a safer environment for fans and expedite entry into Folsom Field, the University of Colorado will be implementing a clear bag policy at CU football games beginning this season.

The policy will also be in effect at the Coors Events Center for all CU volleyball matches, men's basketball and women's basketball games.

Clear bags, which are becoming the norm at athletic venues across the nation — including Sports Authority Field in Denver — aid in increasing fan safety and have been found to decrease the waiting time to enter stadiums.

"This is something we believe will help provide a better overall experience for our fans while also making it easier to enter the stadium by speeding up the security screening process," said Steve Pizzi, Assistant Athletic Director for Game Day Operations. "More and more college and professional teams are adopting this policy, including a number of our fellow Pac-12 members. A secure, safe environment for our fans is always a top priority and we think this policy will enhance that environment and provide an even better game-day experience."

Other Pac-12 schools that have instituted a clear bag policy include UCLA, Arizona State, USC, Washington and Arizona.

Beginning this season, fans may bring one clear bag no larger than 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches, or a one-gallon resealable clear plastic storage bag, into the stadium. Fans will also be allowed one small clutch purse, no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Bags that will no longer be allowed into Folsom Field include backpacks, large purses, oversized tote bags, camera bags and binocular cases, diaper bags, fanny packs and printed plastic bags.

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