- Katey Psencik American-Statesman Staff
The Texas Longhorns kick off the 2017 football season this Saturday against Maryland at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, but fans accustomed to attending games at DKR will encounter a new stadium rule: the only bags allowed in the stadium (and in the Frank Erwin Center) are small, clear plastic bags.
The bags, which can be no larger than 12 inches wide, 12 inches tall and six inches across when fully opened, are meant to enhance safety measures in place at Texas’ two largest sports arenas.
Wondering where to purchase said bags? We’ve rounded up locations where you can find everything from affordable and useful bags to fashionable, cute ones that fit within the restrictions.
Academy is selling these clear plastic totes with the Longhorns logo for just $5.99, and they fit the necessary measurements exactly. You can find them online here or search for a store in your area.
The University Co-Op has rounded up a few of its popular clear bags here, from tote bags to small crossbody bags and everywhere in between. Some highlights: the Clearly Fashion Stadium Shoulder Bag (pictured above), the Jon Hart Clear Stadium Crossbody Bag, the Game Changer Clear Crossbody Bag and the Texas Longhorn Clear Tote Stadium Bag. See a full list of stadium-approved bags on the Co-Op’s website to purchase them online or in the store.
Longhorn Fashions, the West Campus boutique that has become a staple for gameday apparel, is also selling stadium-approved clear bags. The clear clutch, pictured above, is the perfect size, fashionable and economically friendly. You can also buy a clear bag with denim trim, which adds a pop of color to your gameday outfit. See all of Longhorn Fashions’ handbags, which you can order online or purchase in the store.
Kristyn Chambers designs fashionable bags with stadiums and concert venues in mind. Grab a fashionable clear bag outfitted with feathers, Longhorn logos and more.
If all else fails, Amazon is your friend. The Yocatech crossbody bag, pictured above, is a good stadium-approved option for Texas games. See more stadium-approved clear bags from Amazon here.
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