NewCU TO IMPLEMENT CLEAR BAG POLICY AT FOLSOM, COORS From CU Athletics BOULDER — 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 all home football games beginning this (2016) 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 Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High 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," saidSteve 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. Seat cushions and chair backs will still be allowed, but they must be 18 inches or less in width and cannot have pockets, zippers or covers. Other items that will not be allowed into Folsom Field are hard- and soft-sided coolers of any kind; firearms or weapons of any type; selfie/GoPro sticks, flags on poles or other types of sticks and poles; fireworks, drones and laser pointers; glass or metal bottles or cans; alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs (including marijuana); non-factory sealed beverages or filled liquid containers; full-size strollers and umbrellas. Items fans may bring to Folsom include non-alcoholic beverages in factory-sealed plastic containers (51 ounces or 1.5 liters or smaller, one per ticket holder) and empty non-disposable water bottles (51 ounces or 1.5 liters or smaller). Clear bags are available at the Buffs Team Store in the CU Champions Center as well as other local retailers.