New Clear Bag Policy
April 2, 2019
Pflugerville ISD Athletic Director Todd Raymond announced on Tuesday the implementation of a clear bag policy for events at The Pfield beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.
The new clear bag policy is in line with current trends at sporting venues across the nation in an effort to improve the safety and security of those in attendance.
“The safety of our students, parents and fans in attendance at our sporting events is our No. 1 priority at The Pfield,” Raymond said. “This clear bag policy will help us keep everyone in attendance at our football and soccer games safe.”
Approved bags in the policy include clear bags that do not exceed 12 inches in length or height and 6 inches in width. A clear one-gallon plastic resealable plastic storage bag can also be used. A policy of one bag per person will be in place, as well.
Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and have a maximum of one logo imprint not exceeding 4.5 inches tall and 3.4 inches wide.
The only non-clear bags that will be permitted into The Pfield under the policy are small bags no larger than the size of a hand, like a clutch with or without the strap.
Backpacks, duffle bags, purses, large fanny packs, large tote bags, diaper bags and camera cases are among the non-approved bags at The Pfield beginning in August 2019.
Exceptions to the clear bag policy will be made for credentialed media and those with necessary medical items after proper inspection at designated areas.
Fans who recently attended sporting events at The University of Texas recently should be familiar with clear bag policies as UT Athletics implemented its own clear bag policy within the last two years.
Universities across the nation have begun using clear bag policies at sporting events and school districts are beginning to follow suit in an effort to ensure a safe and secure environment at the games.
Austin ISD, Lake Travis ISD and Hays CISD as just a few of the school districts in the area to announce clear bag policies within the past year. A number of San Antonio and Houston area school districts also implemented clear bag policies in 2018.
For more information regarding the clear bag policy, please visit the PfISD Athletics page on the district website, where a link to a graphic depiction of approved and non-approved bags in more detail can be found.