Hog Pen Coolers Will Be Searched for Security Reasons
Editor’s Note: This is a correction to the article “Officials Crack Down on Baseball Booze.”
Because of recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security, game day officials at Baum Stadium will check all bags and coolers for prohibited items, according to athletic department officials.
Prohibited items include guns, explosives and noisemakers.
“Outside food and drink will not be searched,” said Kevin Trainor, associate athletic director for media relations.
As it has been for recent years, food and drink is not allowed into the main concourse, Trainor said. The only part of the policy that changes is that no purse larger than 14 inches long, 10 inches wide and 10 inches deep will be allowed into the concourse, and no bag will be allowed unless it is required for child care or medical purposes.
This change was implemented “ to comply with Homeland Security recommendations while still allowing outside food and beverage to enter the Hog Pen area,” Trainor wrote in an email to Traveler editors.
The Hog Pen will remain a park area where fans can use the grills and enjoy outside food and drink while watching Razorback baseball, Trainor said.