NEW MEMORIAL STADIUM SECURITY MEASURES UNVEILED …
A month after the University of South Carolina issued its new “clear bag” rule for individuals attending school athletic events, Clemson University has followed suit.
Additionally, the school will institute a new “voucher system” for individuals seeking reentry into Memorial Stadium (a.k.a. Death Valley).
“Stadium event staff will be able to perform more thorough checks of all bags in a quicker manner, which in turn will ease the access into the stadium for fans,” a release from the school’s athletics department noted. “This public safety measure has been successfully instituted at all NFL stadiums since 2013. Several other colleges and universities have recently adopted similar policies at their home stadiums.”
Unlike South Carolina, though, Clemson will provide season ticket holders with a complimentary “Clemson-branded clear bag.”
As for the new voucher policy, it replaces the previous hand-stamp system.
“Any fan wishing to exit the stadium and return must pick up a voucher prior to exiting, and must present the voucher and a valid game ticket to event staff to reenter the stadium,” the release stated. “Fans can obtain a voucher and re-enter at any gate until the beginning of the fourth quarter, at which point departing fans will not be allowed readmission to the stadium.”
Head coach Dabo Swinney‘s second-ranked Tigers open their 2016 season on the road against Auburn on September 3. Fans traveling to Jordan-Hare Stadium for that game should note that Auburn has a “Clear Bag Rule” in effect as well.
Clemson’s home schedule opens the following week against Troy.