In the interest of public safety and following the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Best Practices Guide, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will implement a clear bag policy effective August 2017, University officials announced today.

The policy, which is part of a growing trend at professional and collegiate sporting venues across the country, will start with the 2017-18 competition season and will include all Ragin’ Cajuns’ venues that host ticketed events: Cajun Field (football), Cajundome (men’s and women’s basketball), E.K. Long Gym (volleyball), M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park (baseball), Lamson Park (softball), and the Ragin’ Cajuns Track/Soccer Facility.

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 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns athletic facilities and are subject to search.

• Clear plastic bag 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.

A non-obstructive team logo on one side of a clear bag will be permissible. Licensed Ragin’ Cajuns clear bags will be available through the Ragin’ Cajuns Store and several area retailers.

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