SPRINGFIELD, Ill., (WCIA) — Many schools are adding more rules at sporting events, including Friday night football.

If you’ve attended a concert or professional sporting event, you’ve likely encountered a clear bag policy. Fans will now have to follow the same rules at the secondary level.

Springfield, Champaign and Danville fans will now have to use clear bags to enter the stadium. This also includes supporters of the visiting team.

Large bags and backpacks will not be permitted. But you can bring a small pouch or a bracelet. School officials said it was an additional safety measure.

The Springfield School District began rolling out this policy last year at select events. Now it is in place at all sporting events.

Jason Wind, the district’s executive director for school sports, said it was to keep people safe. He said they adopted the U of I rules.

“We don’t want anything to happen that would put a bad taste in someone’s mouth about attending one of their games,” he said. “This policy that we have in place hopefully allows us to have fewer instances that may occur.”

You can always bring a seat cushion and a camera.

Visit Champaign School District Facebook, Springfield School District 186 website or Danville High School Facebook for details and dimensions.

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