Hughes Stadium adopts clear bag policy for 2016 season

For the farewell season at Hughes Stadium, a clear bag policy will now be enforced at Gate 6. Like most other stadiums, Hughes is adopting the new system to provide more game day security for players and spectators.

The policy will be very similar to Sports Authority Field in Denver, which all spectators must follow to attend the Rocky Mountain Showdown.


The Colorado State University Department of Athletics introduced the policy in late July, and plans to fully implement the clear bag policy for the opening of CSU’s on-campus stadium in 2017.

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Gate 6 is the only gate with this policy in place to expedite the entry process for fans into Hughes. Clear bags no larger than 12 by 6 by 12 inches, or a one-gallon clear freezer bag, will be allowed.

Small clutch bags and purses will be allowed, but may not be larger than 6.5 by 4.5 inches, with or without a strap.

All other gates at Hughes allow the same bags as prior seasons, but the Department of Athletics encourages spectators to practice the new policy as it will be fully enforced at all entrances of the on-campus stadium and is expected to allow fans to pass entry more efficiently.

There will be no gate check for prohibited items, so items must either be stored in a car or disposed.