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New "Clear Bag" Policy at Folsom

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    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.
     
  2. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I am not sure colleges are smart to adopt this NFL policy.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I ordered the clear tote bag for my wife just now. Ain't nothing to do but follow along, I guess.
     
  4. mdelpizzo_1

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    Fight the man!
     
  5. AeroBuff99

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    Dumb policy. It is the most anti family policy you can have. The sole purpose is to increase sales inside the stadium. It has nothing to do with safety.
     
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    Looks to me that balloons, nails and marshmallows are still allowed. Just gotta provide your own piss. We're good.
     
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    It will be hard to produce on only 1.5 liters of water, I could probably only make like 5 balloons with those kind of limits.
     
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    Let me repost from the other thread.

    ****ing stupid
     
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  9. Jens1893

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    They have water fountains inside Folsom.
     
  10. sackman

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    Seriously. This is awful. All that good stuff they did this off season? The Franklin Field tailgating? The party deck? The beer garden? Yeah, this cancels all that out. Horrible, horrible idea.
     
  11. mdelpizzo_1

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    Have you ever tried to fill a piss ballon while drinking at a water fountain?
     
  12. AeroBuff99

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    Well I emailed George, and looks like it has already been read.
     
  13. mdelpizzo_1

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  14. TSchekler

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    "**** the brand new Champions Center and IPF, if I can't use a normal, non-clear bag!" - Sacky
     
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    I don't understand the problem. So you trade out your normal bag for a clear one? What am I missing?
     
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    Nothing. We just need to find a reason to bitch with so much kool-aid flowing. Feel free to join in.
     
  18. sackman

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    Eat s.hit. Smartass.

    The IPF and champions center arent for the fans.
     
  19. TSchekler

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    Half joking. Your post honestly seems a little dramatic. The rooftop, beer gardens and Franklin Field (along with the IPF setup for pregame festivities), are game changing additions. You are really that upset about a clear bag policy that you think it completely negates those improvements to the game day atmosphere?
     
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    No. I am honestly asking. The letter above to RG provides some valid points that I don't disagree with and had not thought of because I don't have kids. Do you have some more?
     
  21. sackman

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    I end up taking a bunch of stuff into the stadium. Extra clothes for when it gets cold, mostly. My dad takes binoculars and a seat cushion. This new policy will make it virtually impossible to do that. It's a horrible, fan unfriendly policy that wasn't necessary in the first place. Stupid.
     
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    Why did the feel the need to do this? All those 80 year olds sneaking in contraband?

    Dammit, I hate this.
     
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    You can still bring in binoculars, just not in the case. You can still bring in a seat cushion, just no zippers or pockets in it. Ours don't have any. Do yours?
     
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    Probably because almost every other major sport venue in the country has adopted this policy.
     
  25. sackman

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    And what about the extra sweatshirts, hats, gloves, jackets, etc.?
     
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    What size bag do you typically bring in and how much smaller are the clear ones?
     
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    At first glance, I agreed with Sacky, then tried to figure out what the problem actually was. I have my own issues with what my wife has to take in with her medication wise, but there is no reason she can't fit that into one of those bags.

    The family arguement has merit, IMO. The warm to cold game has some merit, IMO.

    There are workarounds to both but Sacky has a valid point. Why make it more difficult when it does not have to be?
     
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    That is an issue and I agree.
     
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    I bring in a backpack.

    This ain't the NFL.
     
  30. Shldr2Shldr

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    On the first page of a quick google search schools from Texas A&M to Rutgers to Arizona have instituted a clear bag policy. On the second page, so have TTU, PSU, UK, KSU, TCU, Miss St, and USC.

    It is being implemented here because it is being implemented everywhere else.

    That doesn't mean I like it or agree with it, but it isn't some foreign NFL only policy.
     

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