Sep 11, 2023
Stanford Athletics Fan Policies
Stanford Athletics wants all fans to enjoy Cardinal athletic events in a safe and enjoyable environment.All guests are subject to search before being admitted into any athletic event (see bag
Stanford Athletics wants all fans to enjoy Cardinal athletic events in a safe and enjoyable environment.All guests are subject to search before being admitted into any athletic event (see bag policy).The information below is subject to change without notice.The following items are PROHIBITED inside the Stanford athletic venues:
Additional items may be denied without notice for the safety and security of all participants, fans, and staff.Prohibited items and facility rules subject to change during post-season events.
Pac-12 Field Rushing Policy
The Pac-12 Conference and Stanford Athletics reminds all event attendees that for their safety and the safety of the participants, fans are not permitted on the field at any time. Any person found violating this policy is subject to ejection from the facility, revocation of ticket privileges and/or arrest.
Stanford Athletics is committed to serving its fans by providing a safe and celebratory gameday experience. The Fan Code of Conduct has been established to ensure that fans’ Game Day experience is consistent with that commitment.Failure to follow this code may result in ejection from the facility, revocation of ticket privileges and/or arrest.All fans are expected to refrain from the following behavior at all events:
Stanford Athletics reserves the right to determine what constitutes unacceptable behavior. Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to team/venue personnel by texting the Athletics hotline at 650-200-CARD for immediate response on game day.The department welcomes fans’ help in its efforts to provide an enjoyable experience for all.
In an effort to improve fan safety, Stanford Athletics will implement a Clear Bag Policy for all athletic events beginning with the new school year (September 1, 2023).This policy limits the size and types of bags that are permitted inside athletic venues. It is not a restriction on many of the items that fans have brought into the stadium in the past, but it will enhance safety at Stanford events as a clear bag is easily and quickly searched.Unapproved bags will not be permitted inside any Stanford athletic venue. Fans with unapproved bags will be asked to return their bags to their vehicle, check them (if the service is available), or transfer their belongings to an approved clear plastic bag before entering the venue.Approved bags include clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12"x6"x12" and small clutch bags or purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand) with or without a handle or strap.All fans are subject to search. Fans are encouraged to bring only necessary items to events. No items on the Prohibited Items list will be allowed into Stanford venues (although special considerations will be made for guests with special medical needs and individuals caring for infants).Fans with medically necessary items may bring them in a non-clear bag, for privacy reasons, but they may be subject to additional screening. Diaper bags are considered ‘medically necessary,” but will be subject to additional screening (an infant must be present).Pac-12 Field Rushing Policynot permittedWhy has this policy been adopted?Are other venues and sports facilities limiting bags or doing enhanced screening? How does this make it more convenient for fans?What can guests expect at the gates/doors at Stanford Stadium/Maples Pavilion? If I have a diaper bag or certain medical items/equipment, what do I do? Does this mean it's going to take longer to enter the stadium?What can I do to help get into the stadium quickly?Is this like the TSA at the airport?I have a medical device that sets off metal detectors. What should I do?Can I bring in a wheelchair through the metal detector?Will these procedures be in place at other events? Will clear bags be available through Stanford or on the day of a football or basketball game? Can I carry cameras, binoculars, phones, or tablets separately from what I put in a clear bag? What kind of bags are approved to bring into the venue?