Show your Scarlet and Gray spirit with these stadium-approved products
In June, Ohio State implemented a "no-bag" policy at Ohio Stadium prohibiting all bags or purses of any size for any event except for wallets and wristlets no larger than 5x8x1 inches, with the exception of patrons with medical or childcare needs who may bring clear bags up to 14x14x4 inches through select stadium entrances.
The change comes as many NCAA athletic programs around the country are adopting security policies to improve public safety and expedite entry procedures for sporting events.
To help give fans a fashionable solution to the new guidelines, Pittsburgh-based Little Earth Productions, an NFL supplier and NCAA licensee that carries a variety of OSU apparel and accessories, has made a few products that meet the restrictions while helping fans show off their Scarlet and Gray pride, including a wallet, wristlet and jersey scarf.
(Photo: Courtesy Little Earth Productions)
"Women want to look fashionable, yet show off their team spirit," says Rob Brandegee, CEO of Little Earth in a press release. These products allow them to get through game-day security quickly while being trendy at the same time, he adds.
The two clutches, both designed to meet the dimension restrictions, sport the OSU logo and accommodate the absolute essentials you will want to take with you on game day.
(Color Sheen Wristlet, $19.99. Photo: Courtesy Little Earth Productions)
(Ribbon Organizer Wallet with a red ribbon zipper pull, $19.99. Photo: Courtesy Little Earth Productions)
Little Earth has also designed a fleece-lined jersey scarf with a zip pocket to hold small items such as tickets and money if you prefer not to carry a wristlet or wallet.
(Fleece-lined jersey scarf with zip pocket, $19.99. Photo: Courtesy Little Earth Productions)
Each product is officially licensed and can be purchased online.
So far this year, the Buckeye Country Superfest, the International Champions Cup soccer game and the Cleveland Browns preseason scrimmage followed the new no-bag procedure at Ohio Stadium. Gates at Ohio Stadium open two hours prior to kickoff and patrons are encouraged to arrive early.
The Buckeyes will make their 2016 football debut on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium.