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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Enhances Game Day Security

Clear Bag policy will be in effect for all game day events.

Fans attending the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on New Year’s Day are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium and not to bring bags into Mercedes-Benz Stadium or any game day event location. If bags must be carried into the stadium, fans will be asked to adhere to a clear bag policy.

The enhanced security measures will also be in effect at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl FanFest presented by Tyson in the Georgia World Congress Center prior to the game.

Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at FanFest, stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, and are no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziplock or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (approximately the size of a hand)
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose

Bags will be monitored at secondary security perimeter locations set up around Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Georgia World Congress Center, and increased law enforcement and K-9 patrols will be prevalent throughout the area.

“The overall safety and security of our fans, teams and event personnel is our number-one priority as we prepare for game day and all of the events leading up to our 50th Anniversary game,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. “We urge all fans to be aware of the policy and follow it carefully to make entrance into the new stadium as easy as possible for everyone.”

Items that are typically carried in diaper or baby bags must be carried in a clear bag that meets the standards of the bag policy.

Fans may still bring items such as binoculars and cameras, provided they are not in cases, as well as smart phones into Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Georgia World Congress Center.

Working personnel, including media, will enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium through designated gates where they are required to show appropriate credentials and will be subject to screening and bag inspections. For more information on the clear bag policy or the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s enhanced security efforts, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com.

The 50th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played on New Year’s Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will be nationally televised by ESPN. Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. ET leading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals.

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About Peach Bowl, Inc.:

Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. This season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is celebrating its Golden Season, including its 50-year history of traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $160 million in team payouts over its 50-year history. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.

 

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