UAPB Football Clear Bag Policy In Effect for 2022-23 Season

Clear Bag Policy

PINE BLUFF, AR. – To provide a safer environment for all guests and in line with similar sporting venues throughout the country, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has adopted a clear bag policy for Golden Lion Athletics Facilities.
The following items will be permitted into Golden Lion athletics events, but will be inspected at bag check locations prior to entry:

  • Any clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag no larger than 12″x 6″x12″
  • Any clear plastic freezer bag 1 gallon or smaller
  • Small purses or clutch bags no larger than 5.5 x 8.5″ (approximately the size of a hand) with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium in addition to one of the clear plastic bags

(Exceptions are typically granted for medically necessary items after proper inspection)

Why is UAPB adopting a Clear Bag Policy?
Fan safety is paramount to all decisions. Each year, in an effort to improve safety and spectator experience, UAPB forms ad hoc committees to review public safety and stadium security policies. This measure will enhance safety both inside and outside of the stadium.

Are other stadiums adopting similar policies?
Yes. Several SWAC and NCAA institutions, and all NFL stadiums have adopted similar policies to increase public safety.

How does the new bag policy improve public safety?
A clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches and allows for a more efficient and effective process in checking bags that are brought into the stadium.

Can I carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones, or tablets separately from what I put in a clear bag?
Yes. Binoculars, phones, cameras, and tablets can be carried into the stadium so long as it is not in its own bag. This is not a restriction on items that fans have been able to bring into the stadium in the past. It is only a restriction on the type of container used to carry those items.

What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Fans with a prohibited bag will not be permitted inside the stadium and will need to return their bag to their vehicle, or transfer their belongings to an approved clear plastic bag before entering the stadium.

Are there any exceptions for medically necessary items or diaper bags? 
Exceptions are typically granted for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into the permissible bags?
The bag policy is limiting only the type of bags carried into the stadium, not the items that you normally bring to a game.

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

No animals of any kind are permitted with the exception of service animals for impaired or disabled guests.

There are no ATMs located inside UAPB Athletics Facilities.

No backpacks allowed inside UAPB Athletics Facilities on gameday.

Prohibited Bags Include (but are not limited to):
· Purses
· Backpacks
· Diaper Bags
· Mesh Bags
· Tinted Bags
· Printed Pattern Plastic Bags
· Cinch/drawstring Bags
· Briefcases
· Coolers
· Fanny Packs
· Luggage of any kind
· Computer Bags
· Camera Bags
· Binocular Cases
· Personal Seatbacks
· Any bags larger than permissible size

No unauthorized banners, signs or flags may be brought into UAPB Athletics Facilities.

No spectator cameras with lenses over six inches (6″) long will be permitted.

Carry-In Items
Guests are not permitted to bring food/beverage containers into the stadium. Bottles, coolers, and containers of any kind are prohibited.

Children 4 and under do not require a ticket to attend games.

Guest Interference
Unauthorized persons entering the playing field will be dealt with by the police.

No items that produce loud noises (air horns, whistles, etc.) are allowed in accordance with SWAC regulations.

Player Family Will Call Gate
Family members and guests of players will enter the football stadium to the right of Gate 1 at the football stadium (Golden Lion).

Profanity/Abusive Language
Profanity and abusive language are highly discouraged during athletic contests. Guests using profanity or abusive language towards student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff or fellow spectators can have their ticket revoked and be removed from the premises.

Prohibited Items
No weapons of any kind (guns, knives, explosive devices, etc.) are permitted in UAPB Athletic Facilities. Attempting to bring any weapon of any kind into the stadium will result in immediate arrest.

Radios and TVs
Radios and TVs are allowed only if they do not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the game.

Per Southwestern Athletic Conference rules, no re-entry is permitted at any gate. If you leave the stadium, you must have a new ticket to be admitted.

Seat-backs are not allowed inside the stadium.

Seat Cushions
Seat cushions no larger than 16″ x 16″ with no pockets or backs are allowed inside the stadium.

Selfie Sticks
All selfie sticks are prohibited.

Strollers are not allowed inside the stadium.

To comply with Arkansas state law, no smoking is permitted inside the Golden Lion Stadium. This includes all areas inside the gates of the stadium including the concourses. Electronic and smokeless cigarettes are also not permitted.

To provide a memorable experience for all attending events within the athletic complex, the following policies are applicable:

  • No common containers such as kegs
  • All charcoal from charcoal grills must be disposed of properly
  • Please do not encroach on another’s space
  • All trash must be disposed of properly
  • Be considerate of others around you with loud music
  • Fire pits are strictly prohibited

Throwing Items
Throwing items onto the field of play or directly at fellow spectators will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal from the premises.

No umbrellas are allowed in the stadium.

Video Recorders
Video recorders are prohibited.