Certain bags not permitted at Saturday’s game

Tyler Lashbrook

A newly implemented NFL policy will affect what students and fans can bring into the stadium when the Toppers travel to Nashville to take on Kentucky this weekend.

The policy is called “All Clear” and is a movement by the NFL to prohibit fans from bringing large, concealed bags into NFL stadiums.

Fans may carry clear plastic or vinyl bags that don’t exceed 12-by-6-by-12 inches or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags.

Diapers and wipes may be carried in clear bags and fans and family members will be able to carry any bag approved by security.

Security will also make exceptions for any fans with medical issues.

Prohibited items include but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, coolers, backpacks, fanny packs, luggage, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags.

According to a statement from NFL.com, the All Clear policy was created to “enhance safety inside and outside the stadium and speed the security screening process for all NFL fans.”

Parking lots for tailgating will open up to fans in attendance at noon at LP Field.

Fans will have to pay $20 to park in several lots surrounding the stadium, but overnight parking is prohibited.

Gates to enter the stadium will open at 4 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the gate at LP Field for fans that have yet to purchase tickets. The first 4,000 WKU students that present a WKU ID will be admitted for free — every student after that can purchase a ticket for $13.

Tickets at LP Field will be sold starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gate 1, and fans who have ordered tickets from WKU will have can pick them up at Gate 8. Tickets will also be available on Ticketmaster before the day of the game.

The game between the Toppers and Wildcats will kick off at 6 p.m.