CU implements clear bag policy at Folsom Field, Coors Events Center

Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer
CU students cheer on the Buffs before a football game at Folsom Field against Hawaii in 2010.

The University of Colorado is implementing a clear bag policy for home athletics events this season.

The policy will go into effect for home football games at Folsom Field, as well as CU men’s and women’s basketball games and volleyball matches at Coors Events Center.

Several venues around the country, including Coors Field and Mile High Stadium in Denver, have already implemented the policy, which states fans may bring one clear bag, no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 includes (or a one-gallon resealable clear plastic storage bag) into the stadium.

“This is something we believe will help provide a better overall experience for our fans while also making it easier to enter the stadium by speeding up the security screening process,” said Steve Pizzi, assistant athletic director for game day operations, in a press release by the school. “More and more college and professional teams are adopting this policy, including a number of our fellow Pac-12 members. A secure, safe environment for our fans is always a top priority and we think this policy will enhance that environment and provide an even better game-day experience.”

Items no longer allowed into Folsom Field include:


Large purses

Oversized tote bags

Camera bags and binocular cases

Diaper bags

Fanny packs

Printed plastic bags

Hard- and soft-sided coolers

Firearms or weapons

Selfie/GoPro sticks

Laser pointers

Glass or metal cans

Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs (including marijuana)

Non-factory sealed beverages or filled liquid containers

Full-size strollers and umbrellas

CU will allow seat cushions and chair backs as long as they are 18 inches or less in width, and they can’t have pockets, zippers or covers.

CU sells clear bags at the Buffs Team Store in the Champions Center.