SEC PLANS FOR ENHANCED SECURITY AT FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Fans should arrive early and must use clear bags
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (December 6, 2020) - Fans attending the 2020 SEC Football Championship game will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around the arenas in which those events take place, the Conference office has announced.
The SEC Football Championship will be held December 19th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The SEC strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bags to the game, but bags must be clear or otherwise a small clutch bag to be allowed into either tournament.
Bags must satisfy the guidelines below in order to be taken into the SEC Football Championship game:
- 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, seat cushions, 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 each arena.
Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the arenas through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect for the SEC Football Championship.
Any fan who witnesses suspicious activity at Mercedez-Benz Stadium should notify uniformed security personnel.
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 anticipate being delayed for search.