In order to supplement existing Memorial Stadium safety procedures, Clemson Athletics, in conjunction with the Clemson University Police Department, will implement a walk-thru metal detector pilot program, a common practice at many major sports venues across the country. Select gates, rotating throughout the season, will have the walk-thru units outside of the stadium.
Fans will be required to remove keys, cell phones, cameras and other electronics from their pockets prior to walking through the metal detectors. Shoes, coins, wallets, belts and jewelry will not need to be removed. Fans who either have a relevant medical condition or do not feel comfortable walking through the metal detectors can notify event staff and participate in an alternative screening process.
The pilot program will also help Clemson officials gather safety and operational data to ensure that fans experience a quick and streamlined stadium entry process. The addition of the walk-thru metal detectors will result in additional time needed to enter Memorial Stadium, so please plan accordingly. Clemson officials will be working throughout the season to ensure that this additional time is kept to a minimum.
And as a reminder, the clear bag policy will also continue to be in effect.