Ohio Stadium Policy Changes Announced No bag policy instituted; stadium-wide alcohol sales to begin
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bags larger than 5x8x1-inches will no longer be permitted in Ohio Stadium beginning with the Buckeye Country Superfest June 18-19. The policy also will be in effect for the International Champions Cup soccer game July 27 and the 2016 Ohio State football season as The Ohio State University implements a "no bag" policy at the 104,944-seat venue.
The policy will result in an increased level of security and improve the game experience for fans.
"We have worked alongside our safety, security and management teams and studied similar no bag policies," Craig Stone, chief of the Ohio State University Police Division, said. "We are confident this new policy will create a safer environment for our fans. We also believe the policy will expedite the process of getting our fans into the stadium and to their seats."
There will be one exception to the policy with regard to the size of handbags: