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Football Clear Bag Policy


Why is Cal Poly adopting a Clear Bag Policy?
The policy is intended to maintain the safety and security of events while increasing the efficiency for fans entering the event venue.

Due to national and global events, security officials have deemed backpacks and large bags as heightened security threats. Cal Poly Athletics is dedicated to enhancing fan safety and security measures and the use of clear bags is a recommended best practice throughout the industry.

How many approved bags may I bring into the venue?
Each fan can bring one personal clear bag (12" x 6" x 12" or smaller OR 1-gallon freezer bag) AND a wristlet/clutch/wallet

Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into the permissible bags?
No. Fans are limited only to the type of bags carried into the stadium, not items that they may normally bring to a game that fit in pockets or clutch bags (e.g., keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards). Fans may carry a blanket over their arms, and binoculars and/or camera around their necks or in their hands without the case. Fans may also use the clear bag and clutch to carry these items and other permissible items. Every member of the family may carry in a permissible bag.

What about bringing blankets in cold weather?
Fans will be able to bring blankets by tossing them over a shoulder or arm.
Do I need to empty my pockets of all items similar to an airport screening?
No- please leave all personal items including cellphones, keys and wallets in your pockets and leave belts on. Only bring what is necessary in your approved clear bag.

Are seatbacks/cushions permitted?
Yes, you may bring your seat back/cushion; however, it cannot be wider than 18" and cannot impede on the comfort of those around you.

What about diaper bags or medically necessary bags?
Non-clear diaper bags and medically necessary items/bags will still be permitted at Cal Poly football games but will go through a thorough search process.  Placing those necessary items for infants and toddlers in a 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag will reduce the amount of time needed to search your bag. 

If I place my non-approved bag inside of an approved bag, will it be permitted?
No, the non-approved bag will be denied despite it being inside of an approved bag.

Is there a place at the Stadium I can store my non-approved bag?
No, fans are encouraged to leave non-approved bags and items at home or in their vehicle. Bags and items left near the entrance gates of the stadium will be discarded


  • Outside beverages (Factory sealed plastic bottles of water are allowed)
  • Air Horns, Whistles or Megaphones
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bags that violate the bag policy
  • Animals (other than service animals)
  • Laser pointers
  • Unauthorized cameras with lenses longer than 3.5 inches, interchangeable or telephoto lenses, video cameras, monopods or tripods
  • Lawn chairs
  • Tobacco products, E-cigarettes or Vaporizers