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More bags, items banned from Clemson's Memorial Stadium

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CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Clemson University has announced a longer list of items that will not be allowed at Memorial Stadium during football games this season.

In addition to the already-banned backpacks, tote bags, brown paper bags and other large carryall-type bags, coolers, briefcases, luggage, computer bags and camera bags will not be allowed.

People can bring in purses, diaper bags, medically necessary items, binocular cases and seat cushions, though the items may be screened.

Fans will be directed to screening areas at gates 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16 and 20. The university recommends fans arrive at the stadium at least an hour before kickoff. 

Chair backs with arms, large pockets or those larger than 17 inches wide will also not be allowed into the stadium.

Fans who try to bring something in that is not allowed will be told to take their items back to the vehicles, though umbrellas and strollers may be checked at the gates.

University Police Chief Johnson Link said the campus hasn't had problems with camera bags, briefcases or luggage in the past, but they wanted to be consistent with new safety precautions taken by other stadiums in the country.

"We don't want to do anything that's going to take away from the game day experience. We want them to have a good time, but let's have a good time in a safe stadium," said Link.

People can leave the stadium during the game as normal, but they will have to go through security screening when they re-enter.

State and local law enforcement will be on hand checking the area with bomb-detection dogs and technicians. Additionally, only cars with IPTAY placards will be allowed access to roads close to the stadium.

Officials remind adults attending the game to have an official form of photo ID with them.

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