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New bag policy goes into effect at UNLV

Posted at 11:07 PM, Oct 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-22 13:27:46-04

A new policy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas caused some confusion for fans attending Saturday night's homecoming football game. 

This month, the university implemented a bag policy which sets strict guidelines for the types of bags that can be brought into Sam Boyd Stadium, the Thomas & Mack Center, and Cox Pavilion.

Bags must be clear or fit a specific size limit. 

Saturday, fans with large purses, diaper bags, and backpacks were asked to either check their bags at the gate or take them back to their cars. 

"Of course [it's an inconvenience]," said Janice Paligutan who came to the game to watch her daughter perform at half-time, "I have to walk all the way to the car, miss a portion of the game." 

Security handed out plastic bags to fans who were unaware of the new policy. 

The policy aims to create a safer environment for the public. It's also supposed to make entry faster.

That wasn't the case during the homecoming game as fans struggled to understand why they could not bring their bags inside. 

"I understand, I mean safety first," said Trisha Bogdan who was turned away due to the size of her purse. 

According to the new guidelines, fans can bring in the following types of bags: 

  • 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 no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” with or without a handle or strap can be brought into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.