Planing to see the Georgia Bulldogs play at Mercedes-Benz for the SEC championship Dec.7?
Be aware of some rules and policies before heading to the game. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The CBS telecast begins at 4 p.m., with kickoff scheduled for 4:10 p.m.
Leave your cash at home
In March, Mercedes-Benz Stadium became the first to adopt a stadium-wide cashless policy, a news release said. However, cash-to-card kiosks will be available at the Delta Sky360 Club, Mercedes-Benz Club, and by the team store. Fans can insert cash into a machine that will give back a pre-paid Visa card, with no transaction fee.
Don’t take just any bag
Fans are encouraged to take clear bags to games for security reasons. Fans can take a one-gallon plastic freezer bag, or a clear bag no larger that 12 by 6 by 12 inches, according to SEC policy.
All bags will be checked at the secondary security perimeter set around the stadium and the Georgia World Congress Center.
For fans that take a bag, there will be four bag exchange locations: outside gates 1 and 2 of the stadium, and at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Gold Deck and Hall B. Football fans will be charged $5 per bag they exchange. At Gate 1, fans can use the BinBox app to use a small locker for $5, a medium locker for $7, and a large locker for $9.
The clear bag policy exempts wallets and clutch purses that may be no bigger than 4.5 by 6.5 inches including the handle or strap.
There are exceptions to the the rule for medically necessary items.
Do your pom-poms or shakers have a paddle or a stick handle?
Mercedes-Benz stadium has a no stick handle policy for pompoms and shakers. Only those with a paddle handle will be allow inside the stadium, according to a news release.