Greenville ISD adds clear bag policy for district athletic events
July 26, 2022
To promote the safety and security of Greenville ISD students, families, staff and visitors, the district is enacting a bag policy for athletic events by limiting the size and type of bags that spectators are allowed to bring to GISD athletic venues. These venues include:
- All fields, including T.A. Cotton Ford Stadium, baseball and softball fields
- The gymnasiums at Greenville High School and Greenville Middle School
- Tennis courts
Starting August 17, 2022, only the following types of bags are approved:
- One clear plastic tote, not larger than 12” X 12” X 6”
- One clear resealable plastic storage bag, not larger than 1 gallon size
- One small clutch purse, not larger than 5” X 7”
The following bags are prohibited:
- All purses, bags or containers larger than an approved small clutch purse or small clear tote
- Backpacks and duffle bags
- Camera and binocular cases or bags
- Mesh or drawstring bags
- Computer bags
- Fanny packs
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Greenville ISD adopt the policy?
The district’s safety and security policies are reviewed and updated periodically to promote the safety and security of GISD students, families, staff and visitors at our athletic venues.
What about students with backpacks?
Student spectators will not be allowed to bring backpacks or other bags into the stadium. Student groups such as bands, cheerleaders and drill teams will be allowed to have bags if they enter with their group at the appropriate entrance.
Can fans carry cameras, binoculars or smart phones separately from what is in their clear bag?
Yes. Cameras, binoculars and smart phones are allowed in the stadium, but cannot be contained in a bag unless the bag meets the requirements listed above.
What about items needed for babies and small children?
A baby carrier, detachable infant car seat or stroller is permitted in the venue if it is accompanying an infant/small child and there’s not an attached bag. Other items needed for a baby or small child may be carried in a bag that meets the requirements listed above.
What about special medical equipment?
Medically necessary items are permitted. Medications and small devices can be carried in a bag that meets the requirements listed above.
What about bringing blankets in cold weather?
Yes. Fans will be able to bring blankets without putting them in bags or containers.
What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Fans carrying bags that do not meet the requirements listed above will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle.
Thanks to Plano ISD for sharing their FAQ information.