Starting in August, West Virginia University will implement the Clear Bag Policy made popular by the National Football League.
The policy will be enforced at all ticketed athletic events hosted by the University taking place at Milan Puskar Stadium, the WVU Coliseum, Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and Monongalia County Ballpark. It will begin with the women's soccer team's home opener against Virginia on Aug. 24.
“Fan safety and enjoyment is a top priority for us,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in a statement. “Unfortunately in light of recent events around the country and the world, we believe it is necessary to take additional steps to ensure fan safety. The NFL has been a leader with the clear bag policy program and it has produced positive results in professional and collegiate athletic venues."
All information regarding the University's new policy can be found at wvusports.com/clearbag.