No-Bag Policy Coming To Spartan Stadium

In a move that will increase security and make for a better game experience for fans, Michigan State University will institute a "no-bag" policy in Spartan Stadium.
The new policy will take effect at this fall's first home game -- Sept. 3 versus Youngstown State University.
Under the new policy, bags such as purses, diaper bags, camera and binocular cases, seat backs with pockets, and other similar bags will be prohibited from the 76,000-seat stadium.
"The inspection of bags and other items that fans bring into the stadium can be a time-consuming process, hindering their ability to enter the stadium in a timely manner," said MSU Police spokesperson Sgt. Florene McGlothian Taylor.
"This new policy will make for a safer environment and keep the lines moving more quickly."
The only exception will be patrons with a medical or family need.
They will be allowed to bring in items in a clear, one-gallon Ziploc bag.
Spartan Stadium was just one of many large facilities that were inspected last year by the Department of Homeland Security. Instituting a no-bag policy was one of the department's highest recommendations for increasing security.
The policy will not be in effect for this year's Green and White game, which is scheduled for April 30.
In addition, the bag policies for the Breslin Center and Munn Ice Arena are under review and may change in the future to be consistent with the no-bag policy of Spartan Stadium.


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  • by Cap'n Rita Location: Lansing on Mar 16, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    Dee, your generalization is absurd. I am a woman and have never carried a purse. I have never found it necessary to carry around a piece of luggage stuffed with old receipts and who knows what else. If I could get back every minute of my life that I have spent waiting for other women to dig through the mess to find change or their frequency card, it would be fabulous. Glad to see Spartan Stadium finally getting with the program.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    Most people only need three things when they enter these venues: ID, money and keys to get to the storage lockers where you have to store everything else.
  • by K Location: EL on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    Leave your purse locked in your car or at home. It is not that hard. There are numerous venues that do not allow purses or bags, MSU is just getting with the times and allowing for ease of access and better security
  • by Dee Location: E. Lansing on Mar 16, 2011 at 09:51 AM
    I can see no bags, but purses come on every women carries a purse. So what are you saying no women are allowed come on let's be real here this is going a step to far
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