Northwestern University has announced a new “clear bag” policy for Ryan Field for 2016 as presumptively going forward. The new rules go into effect immediately, starting with the season opener against Western Michigan on September 3 at 11 a.m. CT.
Here are the two main things that stand out:
- A limit on the size of the bag, even if it is clear (12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches)
- Only very small non-clear bags—think small purse size (4.5 inches x 6.5 inches)
Additionally, binoculars are permitted, but binocular cases are not. Same for cameras: no camera cases. No backpacks of any type are permitted, either.
The program noted that exceptions will be made for “medically necessary items.”