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Aug 30, 2017 09:38AM ● By Press Release

Oh we love our football here in South Louisiana. Tailgating with friends, the marching band playing our fight song as the stadium lights shine down on our football team like the North Star over Bethlehem. Wow, it’s a great time of the year. The change of season is just around the corner and it will soon be cool enough for Fall fashions… STOP! Not so fast, with the new season comes a new rule for those wanting to bring a purse or backpack into a Ragin Cajun or Tiger game. 

In the interest of public safety both Universities are implementing a “Clear Bag” policy for those entering the stadium. The new policy, which is part of a growing trend at professional and collegiate sporting venues across the country, is designed to enhanced security measures and provides a safer gameday experience for fans and players alike. Fans are encouraged to bring bags only if absolutely necessary. This will allow you to move through bag check quicker and prevent any personal items that are not allowed from being confiscated.

Each ticket holder, including children, may carry one approved clear bag, such as a one-gallon storage bag, plus a small purse.
The following bags will be permitted inside Cajun Field and Tiger Stadium, but will be subject to search.

  • Clear plastic bag or purse that does not exceed 12” by 6” by 12”.

  • Clutch or small purse, with or without a strap, that does not exceed 6.5” by 4.5”.

  • Equipment bag for necessary medical items.

  • Diaper bag for age-appropriate children accompanied by an adult.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: large purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, mesh bags, or any bag larger than the permissible size. Tinted or printed-pattern plastic bags are not clear, so they will not be permitted.

Official clear purses are available at Caroline & Company (Arnould Blvd & Lourdes Hospital locations) and All About You (Youngsville & New Iberia locations).

For more on the Clear Bag policy, visit and search “Clear Bag Policy”