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Southern Heritage Classic security protocol and prohibited items

Southern Heritage Classic security protocol and prohibited items

The City of Memphis is once again proud to host the 33rd Southern Heritage Classic at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Saturday, September 10, 2022. 

Fans and tailgaters attending the Classic should know that local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies along with stadium security and local emergency management will have a strong presence throughout and around Liberty Park this weekend.

Along with traffic easement, the Memphis Police Department will be on hand to deter crime, provide a safe environment for fan goers and respond to criminal activity.   It is important that if fan goers see something they should say something to law enforcement. 

In attempts to strengthen event security, all patrons will go through metal detection upon entry into the stadium and the clear bag policy will be enforced.  As a reminder, umbrellas, oversized seat cushions, coolers, backpacks, weapons, and other items listed below are prohibited. 

Guests to the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium are prohibited from entering the stadium with the following:

  • Bags not compliant with the stadium’s Clear Bag Policy (small clutches & purses permitted, 5”x7”; clear bags & totes only, 12” x 6” x12” maximum size). Please See Clear Bag Policy
  • Briefcases, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera/video recorder bags
  • Seat Cushions larger than a single seat (a maximum of 18″ wide, 12″ deep with arms)
  • Baby Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Cameras with lens greater than 12” and audio or audio/visual recording devices
  • Laptop computers, televisions or any electronic device that may interfere with technology related services provided by the stadium or for its use
  • Drones or Remote-Controlled Model Aircraft (RCMA)
  • Laser pens or laser products of any type
  • Air horns or any other artificial noise makers other than those approved by the playing teams or their respective conferences
  • Animals (excluding service animals, those approved for shows, entertainment, etc.)
  • Outside food or beverages of any kind (alcoholic beverages included) except for medical or infant needs
  • Coolers/Ice Chests
  • Glass, plastic, aluminum & liquid containers
  • Balloons, confetti, glitter, objectionable banners, or device that may interfere with and/or distract any sports or event participant or stadium guest
  • Mask or costumes other than those in support of the playing teams excluding any Stadium Management approved themed events
  • Projectiles of any type including frisbees, baseballs, and beach balls
  • Poles or sticks
  • Fireworks or other explosives
  • Weapons of any type, including guns and knives
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Stadium Management

In the event any of these items are revealed during a search, guests must dispose of the items or return the prohibited item to their vehicle prior to entry. If you have any questions, please contact the Stadium Office at 901.729.4344 prior to the event.