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August 24, 2013

Athletic department lists entry restrictions and alternate routes to take to home games

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma athletics department announced some policy changes at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon, as well as alternative routes fans may want to consider to get to the games on time.

Lindy Roberts, assistant athletic director for events and facilities, talked about some of those new policies, as well as different ways to get to Owen Field in a more timely manner. The first OU football game is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

Some of the policy changes included:

· All women’s purses must be smaller than 10 inches by 10 inches.

· Only clear, empty water bottles will be allowed in for drinking water.

· No seat cushions or chair backs will be allowed in, but seat backs still will be available to rent.

· No bags with merchandise will be allowed in, even if the bag is clear

· No bags, backpacks, string backpacks or fanny packs will be allowed in

Roberts said these changes have been made to keep fans and the football team safer in the stadium, keep fans comfortable and prevent people from tripping or falling over large purses and help security be more efficient in getting people into the stadium.

For those wanting seat cushions, fans can reserve those online ahead of time at the Sooner Sports website, soonersports.com. Roberts said one of the reasons for nixing the cushions and chair backs is because some may have storage spaces in them that are difficult for security to check. Also, they are made and built with a certain type of material that has been made with certain devices.

She talked briefly about the bombing incident in Boston, as well as events across the nation that they are trying to avoid by implementing these new policies.

Roberts also wanted to remind fans that express lanes at every gate will be open on game days for those who are not carrying a purse. The quicker fans are able to get into the stadium, the happier they are, she said.

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