Clear bag security policy implemented at 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four events
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 31, 2015) – The NCAA has implemented a clear bag policy for the 2015 Men’s Final Four. The clear bag policy will be in effect at all Lucas Oil Stadium events, including Reese’s Final Four Friday, semifinal games on Saturday, April 4, and the National Championship on Monday, April 6.
Additionally, clear bags will be required at Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One at the Indiana Convention Center and all three days of the NCAA March Madness Music Festival at White River State Park.
“We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of basketball fans at Final Four events,” said JoAn Scott, NCAA managing director of Division I men’s basketball championship. “The clear bag policy is a standard practice at major events across the country and we have extended it to not just the games, but also our fan events.”
NCAA-provided clear bags, other clear bags not exceeding the size of the NCAA-provided clear bags, and one gallon clear plastic storage bags will be permitted at the aforementioned events, in addition to purses smaller than 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches (please see the attached diagram).
Clear bags will be provided by the NCAA for free and can be found at downtown Indianapolis hotels, the Indiana Convention Center and most entrances and exits at events where clear bags are required. Fans can also bring their own plastic bags as long as they meet the NCAA’s requirements.
The policies are similar to procedures in place for NFL games in stadiums such as Lucas Oil Stadium.