Starting with the 2019-20 school year, Frisco ISD is implementing a bag policy for events at FISD Memorial Stadium and Toyota Stadium.
It is similar to the bag policy at Ford Center at The Star, but fans should note that there is one significant difference. While Ford Center allows clear bags up to 12" x 6" x 12", bags at FISD Memorial Stadium and Toyota Stadium will not be allowed to exceed 5.5" x 8.5" in size. The only exceptions will be clear one-gallon or one-quart resealable storage bags.
Student groups such as bands, cheerleaders, drill teams and trainers will be allowed to have bags if they enter with their groups at the appropriate entrances.
See below for frequently asked questions about the new policy.
Bag Policy for FISD Memorial Stadium and Toyota Stadium
Approved items include:
- Clear one-gallon or one-quart resealable storage bags
- Small clutch purses/bags approximately the size of a hand – not to exceed 5.5” x 8.5” in size – with or without a handle or strap
Note: Seat cushions are permitted.
Prohibited items include:
- Purses larger than a clutch bag
- Diaper bags
- Backpacks, briefcases, computer bags
- Fanny packs, cinch bags, binocular bags, camera bags
- Any bag larger than the permissible size
The bag policy for the Ford Center at The Star can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Frisco ISD adopt this policy?
The District’s public safety and stadium security policies are reviewed and updated each year. This policy has been adopted to ensure the safety and security of Frisco ISD students, staff, families and visitors at our stadiums.
Are other events and stadiums limiting bags as well?
Yes. Most stadiums in surrounding districts utilize some type of bag policy that provides an additional level of safety for fans.
How does the policy improve public safety?
The clear bag is easily and quickly scanned for dangerous items that will be prevented from entering our stadiums.
Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into the permissible bags?
No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the stadium, not items that you normally would bring to a game. Therefore, you can carry items such as keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc. in your pockets, if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch. You can use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items. You will continue to have the flexibility to bring a wide variety of approved items into the stadium.
Can fans carry a small clutch and a gallon sized resealable bag into the stadium?
Yes, the quart and/or gallon sized resealable bag allows fans to carry various needed items and the small clutch allows privacy for small personal items.
Can fans carry cameras, binoculars, or smart phones separately from what they put in a clear bag?
Yes. Binoculars or a phone or camera can be carried into the stadium so long as it is not in its own bag. There is not a restriction on these items. It is only a restriction on the type of container used to carry items.
What about items needed for babies/children?
A baby carrier, detachable infant car seat, or stroller is permitted in the stadium if it is accompanying an infant/small child and there’s not an attached bag. Other items needed for a baby or small child may be carried in clear gallon-size resealable bags.
If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?
Medically necessary items are permitted. Medications and small devices can be carried in a clear resealable bag.
What about bringing blankets in cold weather?
Fans will be able to bring blankets by tossing them loosely over a shoulder or arm.
What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Fans carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle.
We will continue to communicate more information to our fans over the next few weeks to make sure they are informed about this policy, and we will place signs near stadium parking and in walkways to the stadium to remind them of the policy well before they reach the gates.