Missouri games now require clear bags for personal items

The Southeastern Conference changed its policy to mandate that fans use clear bags when bringing personal items to SEC football games.

Packing for the homecoming game can be an overwhelming task, with recent policy changes offering potential surprises for attendees. We’ve got you covered with all of the essentials for enduring homecoming weekend.

Clear plastic bag – The SEC has a new bag policy, which now requires anyone attending the game to carry clear plastic bags into the stadium instead of backpacks or tote bags. If you’re in need of one before game day, the Columbia Missourian sells them for $5. A clutch with a shoulder or wrist strap, no larger than 4.5 by 6.5 inches, can also be carried into the stadium.

Sunglasses – The Mizzou Store offers a shield for your eyes while letting you show your love for MU. Even if you don’t feel the need to sport Tiger colors on your shades, it’s a good idea to have them when you set foot in Memorial Stadium. You want to keep all ultraviolet light from getting into your eyes and onto the lids and the skin around them. Some people are sensitive to brightness, and by cutting down glare, they are usually more comfortable.

Money – You may need cash to purchase food inside the stadium.

Black and gold gear – Whether you take pom-poms, beaded necklaces, face paint or temporary tattoos, be ready and pumped to show your Tiger pride with black-and-gold-themed items.

Phone – A potential no-brainer, but keeping your phone on you is always a good idea.

Portable charger – Did you forget to plug your phone in the night before the big game? If you have a portable charger in your clear plastic bag, you won’t need to be worried – or risk missing capturing Homecoming moments and memories.

Your tickets! – When you’re caught up in the excitement and anticipation of Homecoming festivities, it’s easy to miss the little things, even when they’re of gigantic importance. Before you leave your house – or your car – check to be sure you have your tickets with you. Otherwise, the party comes to an abrupt, and heartbreaking, stop. If you’re picking up your tickets at will call, make sure the person who purchased the tickets is attending (unless prior arrangements with the ticket office have been made), and that the purchaser has their ID and credit card.

  • Fall 2017 Community reporter. I am a junior studying magazine writing and English.

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