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Reminder: Clear bag policy in place for SEC Baseball tournament; Mobile tickets required. 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 17, 2023) - Fans attending the 2023 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover are reminded that they will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and must have a mobile ticket for admission to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The tournament will be held May 23-28.

The SEC strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bags to the tournament, but bags must be clear or otherwise a small clutch bag to be allowed into the stadium. An express gate will be available for use by fans who do not have bags.

All fans must be in possession of a mobile ticket on their phone or handheld device for admission to the tournament.

Stadium gates open one hour prior to the first game Tuesday through Saturday and 90 minutes prior to the championship game on Sunday to accommodate early arriving fans.

Bags must satisfy the guidelines below in order to be taken into SEC Baseball Tournament events:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", with or without a handle or strap
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size (12" x 6" x 12").

Items that are typically carried in diaper or baby bags must be carried in a clear bag that meets the standards of the bag policy.

Fans may still bring items such as binoculars and cameras (with lens less than 4 inches in length), provided they are not in cases, as well as smart phones into the stadium.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the stadium through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections.

The SEC is encouraging fans to arrive early and leave any unnecessary items at home or in their cars. Fans who bring any bag into the stadium should allow for extra time for bag search.