• New Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Facilities

    Panther Stadium • Old Panther Stadium • Panther Baseball Complex
    • Natatorium • Sandra Meadows Arena


    To ensure visitor safety, along with quick and efficient entry into our event venues, Duncanville ISD has instituted a Clear Bag Regulation. This will limit the size and type of bag allowed at all sporting events, performances and entertainment events held at five athletic facilities: Panther Stadium, Old Panther Stadium, Panther Baseball Complex, Natatorium and Sandra Meadows Arena.

    While Duncanville ISD encourages visitors not to bring bags if possible, the following types of bags are permissible:

    • Clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags (12" X 12" X 6")
    • Clear, plastic, one-gallon, re-sealable, Ziploc-style bags
    • Clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (4 ½” X 6 ½”)
    • Medically necessary items

    Visitors who bring bags that do not meet the criteria outlined, will not be permitted entrance into the venue.

    Questions? Contact the Duncanville ISD Police Department at (972) 708-3800.Visitors with medical items or equipment can enter any main facility entrance to have bags and equipment checked before admittance.

    Different Types of Bags

    Medical Items or Equipment

    Visitors with medical items or equipment can enter any main facility entrance to have bags and equipment checked before admittance.

    Questions? Contact the Duncanville ISD Police Department at (972) 708-3800.

    FAQs

    Why has this bag policy been adopted?

    This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience at all Duncanville ISD athletic/entertainment events. This proactive measure will enhance safety inside and outside the stadium, arena, natatorium and speed the security screening process for all fans. This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience.

    Why has this bag policy been adopted?

    This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience at all Duncanville ISD athletic/entertainment events. This proactive measure will enhance safety inside and outside the stadium, arena, natatorium and speed the security screening process for all fans. This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience.

    How does the new policy improve public safety?

    The clear bag policy provides public safety with a greater visibility for items being brought into our venues.  It also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.

    How is the new policy more convenient for fans?

    The clear bags will enable security to discretely scan bags as our fans move through the ticket gates. A standard size bag eliminates the need for bag templates to check bag sizes. Clear bags allow staff to be more efficient and effective in keeping you safe by preventing dangerous items from entering the stadium.

    What happens if a fan shows up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?

    Fans will not be allowed to enter a venue with a non-conforming bag. Fans will be asked to return items to their vehicle.

    How many bags may each person bring into the stadium?

    One large clear bag - either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or the 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag - plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5" x 6.5". The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and also is easily searched if needed.

    Are all purses prohibited?

    No. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" are permitted. Purses larger than this are not permitted.

    Can fans bring stadium seats or seat cushions?

    Yes. Fans are permitted to bring in their own stadium seats or seat cushions provided the seats does not have any pockets or zippers.

    Can smartphones, tablets, binoculars or cameras be carried SEPARATELY from the clear bag?

    Yes. These items may be carried into the venue as long as they are not in a bag or case. For example, while binoculars and cameras are allowed, the binocular case or camera case is not allowed. This is not a restriction on items, only a restriction on the type of container used to carry the items. The point is to make it easy for security personnel to visibly scan your items.

    What about diaper bags?

    Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, would be allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the stadium, arena and natatorium.

    If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?

    An exception will be made for medical necessary items after proper inspection at designated areas.

    What about bringing blankets in cold weather?

    Fans will be able to bring blankets by tossing them over a shoulder or arm as they arrive at the gate. These items can be easily inspected if necessary.

    Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into a permissible bag?

    No. Fans are limited only to the type of bags carried into the stadium, arena, and natatorium not items that they may normally bring to a game that fit in pockets or clutch bags (e.g., keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards). Fans may carry a blanket over their arms, and binoculars and/or camera around their necks or in their hands without the case. Fans may also use the clear bag and clutch to carry these items and other permissible items. Every member of the family may carry in a permissible bag.

    How does the new policy improve public safety?

    The clear bag policy provides public safety with a greater visibility for items being brought into our venues.  It also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.

    How is the new policy more convenient for fans?

    The clear bags will enable security to discretely scan bags as our fans move through the ticket gates. A standard size bag eliminates the need for bag templates to check bag sizes. Clear bags allow staff to be more efficient and effective in keeping you safe by preventing dangerous items from entering the stadium.

     

    How many bags may each person bring into the stadium?

    One large clear bag - either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or the 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag - plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5" x 6.5". The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and also is easily searched if needed.

    Are all purses prohibited?

    No. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" are permitted. Purses larger than this are not permitted.

    Can fans bring stadium seats or seat cushions?

    Yes. Fans are permitted to bring in their own stadium seats or seat cushions provided the seats does not have any pockets or zippers.

    Can smartphones, tablets, binoculars or cameras be carried SEPARATELY from the clear bag?

    Yes. These items may be carried into the venue as long as they are not in a bag or case. For example, while binoculars and cameras are allowed, the binocular case or camera case is not allowed. This is not a restriction on items, only a restriction on the type of container used to carry the items. The point is to make it easy for security personnel to visibly scan your items.

    What about diaper bags?

    Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, would be allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the stadium, arena and natatorium.

    If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?

    An exception will be made for medical necessary items after proper inspection at designated areas.

    What about bringing blankets in cold weather?

    Fans will be able to bring blankets by tossing them over a shoulder or arm as they arrive at the gate. These items can be easily inspected if necessary.

    Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into a permissible bag?

    No. Fans are limited only to the type of bags carried into the stadium, arena, and natatorium not items that they may normally bring to a game that fit in pockets or clutch bags (e.g., keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards). Fans may carry a blanket over their arms, and binoculars and/or camera around their necks or in their hands without the case. Fans may also use the clear bag and clutch to carry these items and other permissible items. Every member of the family may carry in a permissible bag.