Clear Bag Security Policy to be Implemented at 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four

April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS - In order to enhance public safety, the NCAA has implemented a clear bag policy for the 2015 Men's Final Four. The clear bag policy will be in effect at all Lucas Oil Stadium events, including the semifinal games on Saturday, April 4, and the National Championship on Monday, April 6. In addition, clear bags will be required at Final Four Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center and all three days of the NCAA March Madness Music Festival at White River State Park.

clear bag policy"We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of basketball fans at Final Four events," said JoAn Scott, NCAA managing director of Division I men's basketball championship. "The clear bag policy is a standard practice at major events across the country and we have extended it to not just the games, but also our fan events."

NCAA-provided clear bags, other clear bags not exceeding the size of the NCAA-provided clear bags, and one gallon clear plastic storage bags will be permitted at the aforementioned events, in addition to purses smaller than 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches (please see the attached diagram).

Clear bags will be provided by the NCAA for free and can be found at downtown Indianapolis hotels, the Indiana Convention Center and most entrances and exits at events where clear bags are required.

The NCAA implemented the clear bag policy at Final Four events in North Texas in 2014. The policies are similar to procedures in place for NFL games in stadiums such as Lucas Oil Stadium.

All individuals will be subject to a search upon entry. All individuals, regardless of age, must have a valid event ticket to access Lucas Oil Stadium on game days. Failure to comply with event or venue management will result in denial of entry.

For a full list of security policies and procedures, please visit www.ncaa.com/finalfour/champgame.