In the interest of public safety and to significantly expedite entry into A.W. Mumford Stadium, Southern University is implementing a clear bag policy to limit the size and types of bags that may be brought in by fans. The University regularly reviews policies and strategies for fan safety. The implementation of this measure is intended to enhance public safety while minimizing time spent searching bags at gate security checkpoints, thus easing access into the stadium.

The University strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bags, but has outlined what is permissible. Beginning with the football season home opener, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium gates/ venue entries:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official SU™ or Athletic logos clear plastic tote bags are available on, at the SU Bookstore™, or at merchandise outlets)
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc® bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
  • An approved logo no larger than 4.5" x 3.4" may be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag; briefcases; backpacks, cinch bags, and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction; luggage of any kind; computer bags/cases; camera bags/cases; binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Fans will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the stadium in a permissible clear bag, such as binoculars and cameras.

Stadium Chair Back Seats should not be any bigger than 17" wide.

This policy pertains to bags and is not an all-inclusive list of items that are prohibited from being taken into the stadium.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the stadium/sporting venues through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect at all stadiums

This policy pertains to bags and is not an all-inclusive list of items that are prohibited from being taken into the stadium.

The following items are prohibited inside A.W. Mumford Stadium:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Artificial noisemakers (includes Megaphones)
  • Animals (other than service animals)
  • Cameras with extended lenses
  • Containers such as coolers
  • Firearms
  • Laser devices
  • Lawn chairs
  • No Mace or Pocket Knives
  • Outside food and beverage
  • Tobacco products
  • Umbrellas
  • Video cameras
  • Bags that do not comply with the Southern University Clear Bag Policy