In an effort to increase security, Michigan State University said it will institute a “no-bag” policy in Spartan Stadium.
Under the new policy set to begin Sept. 3, bags such as purses, diaper bags, camera and binocular cases, seat backs with pockets, and other similar bags will be prohibited from the 76,000-seat stadium. “The inspection of bags and other items that fans bring into the stadium can be a time-consuming process, hindering their ability to enter the stadium in a timely manner,” said MSU Police spokesperson Sgt. Florene McGlothian Taylor. “This new policy will make for a safer environment and keep the lines moving more quickly.” The only exception will be patrons with a medical or family need. They will be allowed to bring in items in a clear, one-gallon Ziploc bag.
Michigan State University said the new policy was one of the Department of Homeland Security’s highest recommendations for increasing security at the facility.
The university said it is also reviewing its bag policies for the Breslin Center and Munn Ice Arena.