As of 2018, both Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Huntsman Center enforce a clear bag policy. Fans may bring in one clear bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Fans are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy.
To enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient, the University of Utah adopted a Clear Bag Policy. Fans may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Fans are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy.
The University of Utah adopted the Clear Bag policy to enhance public safety at our venues and provide a great game day experience by making the stadium access more efficient. This proactive measure will enhance security inside and outside of the athletics venues and speed up the security screening process for all fans.
Prohibited bags will be turned away. Any prohibited bag will be highly visible and be corrected immediately. The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches. The policy also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.
The policy will enable us to move guests through our security checkpoints faster, allowing staff to be more efficient and effective at checking bags that are brought into the venues. Shorter lines mean quicker entry and fewer hassles. Fans will enjoy an improved sense of safety while spending less time in lines at stadium gates.
There are a variety options, including a clear 12″ by 6″ by 12″ bag with no commercial identification or an inexpensive Ziploc bag. In addition, fans may carry their own small clutches. For fans who wish to purchase team logo bags, they are available at URedZone.com.
Each ticketed guest can carry one (1) 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.
All of these items can be carried into the stadium as long as they are not in a bag or case. For example, while binoculars are allowed, the binocular case is not allowed. This is not a restriction on game day items brought into the stadium, only a restriction on the type of container used to carry the items.
Only approved seat cushions may be carried into the venue. Large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are not permitted. Seat cushions and seat backs without pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are permitted. Seat cushions and chair backs must be 18″ in width or less.
Guests may bring these items into the venues by tossing them over a shoulder or arm. Items that are folded must be opened and inspected in order to gain entry into the venue.
Guests carrying a prohibited bag will not be permitted inside the venue. Fans with prohibited bags will need to return their bags to their vehicle and transfer their belongings to an approved clear plastic bag before entering the venue.
Guests carrying medically necessary bags or equipment into a venue will be required to have their bag inspected security. For questions about medical equipment or other needs please contact the Guest Services department at 801-587-9047.
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. We strongly encourage fans not to bring any bags, but have implemented a policy that appropriately balances the needs of our fans with our obligation to provide for their safety.
No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the venue, not items that you normally bring to a game. Therefore, you can carry items (keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc.) in your pockets or jacket if you choose not to use a clear bag or clutch purse (4.5″ x 6.5″). You can carry a blanket over your arms and binoculars and/or camera around your neck or in your hands without the case. Guests can use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items. You will continue to have the flexibility to bring a wide variety of approved items into the venue. Every member of your family may carry a permissible bag. The key is to not conceal items inside carrying cases, extra bags or bulky containers.
Diaper bags are permitted but will be subject to search. Guests must have the infant(s) present for which the diaper bag is being carried when the diaper bag is searched.