All normal Texas Tech University Security Procedures will be followed. Please take careful note of the following:
All Pray Jones Stadium 2018 attendees will be subject to security screening by event staff and law enforcement officers, including pat downs and inspection of all bags and other property, and may be refused entry for possessing restricted items. Additionally, disorderly behavior may result in ejection from the stadium and possible arrest. Security measures will be consistently reviewed and are subject to change as conditions warrant.
No one is allowed on the field during and/or after the Pray Jones Stadium 2018 event unless they have a purpose and credential to be there. Violators will be subject to possible penalties, including judicial proceedings.
No outside beverages and/or food are allowed into the stadium. Exception: One unopened 20 ounce (or less) bottle of water may be brought in. Frozen bottles of water will not be permitted.
Clear Bag Policy
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into our venues, we will follow the Texas Tech bag policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into Jones AT&T Stadium.
Guests will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container into the venue:
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12."
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags.
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, non-approved seat cushions or seatbacks * (see below) computer bags, diaper bags, binocular cases, and camera bags.
*Non-approved seat cushions and seatbacks include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers. Seat cushions and seatbacks must be 16” or less in width with no armrests.
BAG POLICY FAQ
How does the policy improve public safety?
The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.
How does this make it more convenient for guests?
This will enable us to move guests through our security checkpoints faster, allowing staff to be more efficient and effective in checking bags that are brought into the venue. We also believe guests will realize an improved sense of safety.
How many bags can each person bring into the venue?
Each guest can carry one large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or the 12" by 6" by 12" clear bag – plus a small clutch purse (4.5” x 6.5”). The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and also is easily searched.
Can guests carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones or tablets separately from what they put in a clear bag?
Yes. Binoculars, smartphones and/or cameras can be carried into the venue so long as they are not in their own case. Guests may carry in their pockets or jacket keys, makeup, feminine products, combs, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc., if they choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch.
Are seat cushions/seatbacks allowed to be carried into the venue?
Only approved seat cushions/seatbacks may be carried into the venue. Large traditional seat cushions/seatbacks that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are not permitted. Seat cushions and seatbacks without pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are permitted. Seat cushions and seatbacks must be 16” in width or less and no armrests.
What about bringing blankets in cold weather?
Guests may bring blankets by carrying them over a shoulder or arm, allowing guests to be easily screened.
What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be asked to return them to their vehicles.
If I have certain items that I need to bring into the venue for medical reasons and they won't fit in the clear bag, what do I do?
Guests carrying medically necessary bags or equipment into a venue will be required to have their bag inspected and tagged by security.
Are all purses prohibited?
No. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, are permitted along with either the 12" by 6" by 12" clear tote bag or one-gallon freezer bag. This should enable guests to carry the same items they have in previous years and expedite entry into the venue.
Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into the permissible bags?
No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the venue, not permissible items that are brought to a game. Therefore, guests can carry in their pockets or jacket keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc., if they choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch purse (4.5” x 6.5”). And they can carry a blanket over their arms, and binoculars and/or camera around their necks or in their hands without the case. Guests can use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items.
What about diaper bags?
Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, would be allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the venue.