Bag checks at state track announced

DES MOINES – The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced that fans attending this weekend’s Iowa High School Coed State Track will be subject to bag checks upon entering Drake Stadium.

Security workers will be inspecting bags and will enforce Drake University rules that prohibit particular items inside the gates of the stadium.

Any bag will be subject to search at any time. The two state leagues have also listed prohibited items on their respective websites.

The list includes backpacks and large bags, bottles, alcoholic beverages, coolers and thermoses, lawn chairs, outside food and drink, stadium/bleacher-back seats over 18 inches wide, strollers, tents, camera tripods, umbrellas and weapons of any kind.

Drake University will not provide storage of prohibited items and assumes no liability for items left unattended at the entrance gates.

Permitted items include rain apparel, blankets and suitably sized stadium/bleacher-back seats and those without arm rests.