Alabama Universities Change Stadium Security Policies

The two major schools’ policies are nearly identical.

Officials at the University of Alabama and the University of Auburn announced new policies for their stadiums as the football season approaches.

The policy changes are meant to improve stadium security and speed up fan entrance into the stadiums, reports

Items permitted by both stadiums are listed below:

  • One bag (per person) that is clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC with size restrictions of 12″ by 6″ by 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic Ziploc-type bag (one per person)
  • A small clutch purse or wallet that is no larger than 4.5″ by 6.5″
  • Binoculars, cameras, and smartphones without large cases.

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Items prohibited by both stadiums are listed below:

  • Diaper bags
  • Backpacks, large purses, or any other bag that is not clear
  • More than one large clear bag

The University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium has a capacity of 101,821 and Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium has a capacity of 87,451.

Click here for a full copy of the University of Alabama’s stadium policy and here for Auburn University’s full policy.

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