PXU Clear Bag Protocol

  •  PXU Clear Bag Protocol

    Thank you for your support and trust in the Phoenix Union High School District. As you know, safety is our number one priority and a shared responsibility. In an effort to enhance safety measures that protect our staff, students, families, and the broader community, we will enforce a clear bag protocol at all PXU athletic events beginning Friday, August 25, 2023. PXU adopted this protocol to enhance public safety at our venues and provide a great game day experience by making our sports complexes more accessible while providing added security measures at our events.

    This protocol aligns with the efforts of professional sports teams, Arizona State University, Mesa Public Schools, the Tempe Union High School District, and many other entities to provide safe spaces for spectators to enjoy sporting events in person. Stay tuned for more information from your home school about seasonal live streams.

    We know the clear bag protocol will generate questions. In response, we proactively launched this page explaining the details, answering frequently asked questions, and providing a graphic describing the bags allowed at our athletic events.

    PXU-branded clear bags are available for purchase at https://stores.inksoft.com/PXU/shop/home. Each purchase includes a small donation to the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education Scholarship Fund.

    We are excited to partner with you to keep our athletic events safe and look forward to seeing you at our sporting events soon.


    Dr. Zachary Muñoz

    PXU Director for Student Connectedness

Clear Bag Protocol

  • The Phoenix Union High School District has a CLEAR BAG PROTOCOL at all PXU athletic events. This proactive measure will enhance safety at athletic venues and support great fan experiences for those in attendance.

    The following bags ARE allowed inside of PXU athletic events:

    • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC
    • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
    • Small clutch bags with or without a handle or strap (does not have to be clear)
    • Seat Cushion & Seat Cushion with Back (no pockets, 18" or less in width)

    The following bags are NOT allowed inside:

    • Backpacks (solid)
    • Large purses
    • Fanny packs
    • Camera bags
    • Oversized tote bags
    • Diaper bags
    • Binoculars case
    • Mesh bag (reusable grocery bag)
    • Tinted, colored or patterned bag
    • Solid-colored drawstring bag

    Medical Bags are permitted and subject to a thorough inspection.
    Please note there is not a check-in location for prohibited bags/items.


    For the safety of all those in attendance at PXU sporting events, all prohibited items must be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded prior to entry.

    PXU does will not check bags or store items for fans in attendance. Guests are asked to return prohibited items to parked vehicles or dispose prohibited items at the gate. Phoenix Union High School District and our schools are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged.

    The following items are prohibited inside PXU athletic complexes and are causes for removal.

    • Soft or hard sided coolers, ice chests
    • Glass or metal containers
    • Outside beverages (sealed water bottles are allowed)
    • Balloons
    • Use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes/tobacco
    • Backpacks, bags, and other similar bags
    • Bikes, skateboards, scooters, hoverboards, longboards
    • Sticks, poles, or similar objects that can be used as a weapon
    • Weapons of any kind
    • Fireworks, drones, or laser pointers
    • Artificial noisemakers (example: air horns, thunderstix, musical instruments, cans filled with contents, whistles, cow bells, or any other item used to make artificial noise)
    • Pets/animals
    • Chairs or stools

    *Please note that this list is not inclusive, as other items may not be allowed
    Only the following items will be permitted upon entrance into PXU athletics venues.

    • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC
    • One-Gallon clear plastic freezer bag (ziploc bag or similar)
    • Small clutch bags with or without a handle or strap
    • Medically necessary items after proper inspection
    • Factory sealed water bottles
    • Hand sanitizer 3 oz or less
    • Empty non-disposable plastic water bottles
    • Service animals