LCISD Athletic Venue Policy

In order to maintain a safe and orderly environment for participants, officials, coaches, and fans, Lubbock-Cooper ISD has developed policies for our athletic venues. Unless otherwise noted, the following policies are applicable for all LCISD stadiums, fields, gymnasiums, and any other district athletic facility.

Clear Bag Policy

Lubbock-Cooper ISD enforces a clear bag policy for all school athletic events, including high school and middle school events of all competitive levels. 

Please note: this policy is meant for fans attending athletic events hosted by Lubbock-Cooper ISD who will enter through the gate/doors via ticket or pass. This policy does not apply to the athletes participating in the athletic event, band members, athletic trainers, cheerleaders, or other school-sponsored student spirit organizations, or their coaches and sponsors. 

Attendees of UIL-sanctioned athletic events will be able to carry the following style bag, package, or container into a Lubbock-Cooper ISD venue: 

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC 

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc or similar)

  • There is no limit to the number of clear bags an attendee may bring into the venue. 

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses/clutch bags, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, binocular cases, and camera bags. Binoculars and cameras worn around the neck or carried in the hands without the case are permitted. Blankets and seat cushions/seat backs carried in the hands or over the shoulder are permitted. 

General Guidelines

Only authorized persons are permitted on the field/court. Individuals with a sideline pass, students in uniform, coaches and sponsors, administrators, and police are permitted. Spectators are not allowed on the field/court before, during, or after the event. 

Outside food or drink is prohibited inside all Lubbock-Cooper ISD athletic venues. Attendees attempting to bring outside food or drink into a Lubbock-Cooper athletic venue will be asked to dispose of prohibited items upon entering.

Any device which utilizes air to create noise is prohibited, including air horns, sirens, whistles, and similar devices.

Signs which are positive and appropriate in nature may be displayed with the approval of game administrators.

Additional Guidelines for Visiting Teams

In addition to the information listed above, the following general guidelines are in place for visiting schools and teams:

  • Lubbock-Cooper game administrators and Police Department will meet with visiting game administrators before the game to answer any questions or to assist with any issues.

  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted inside the gates at outdoor events.

  • Placement of victory bells and other large props must be approved by game administrators. 

  • Props for band and other support groups must not mark the field/court/track.

  • Dressing room will be open 2.5 hours prior to the start of the game.

  • Visiting teams will be held responsible for any damages.


    FOOTBALL-SPECIFIC VISITOR GUIDELINES

  • Individuals needing Press Box access, please email Beth Adame at

    badame@lcisd.net the week of the game to be placed on the access list.

  • Visiting coaches will have one Press Box room that will seat 8-10 coaches. This is located on the third floor of the Press Box at both stadiums.

  • Video crew will be located on the third floor balcony area at both stadiums.

  • Visiting radio will have one Press Box room that will seat 4-6 individuals and is located on the second floor of the Press Box at both stadiums.

  • Visiting journalists will have one Press Box room that will seat 8-10 individuals and is located on the third floor of the Press Box at both stadiums.

  • Visiting Band Buses: At Pirate Stadium - park in the southeast parking lot and enter through the East Gate or Visitors Gate on the south side of the stadium. At Patriot Stadium - park on the northeast side and enter through the northeast gate.

  • Halftime will last 28 minutes. The clock will start as soon as the field is cleared of the teams and the referee signals to begin the clock. Band directors will need to communicate the week of the game to determine length of performances.

  • Lubbock-Cooper game administrators and Police Department will meet with visiting game administrators before the game to answer any questions or to assist with any issues. 

  • Visiting sideline access is at the discretion of the visiting school’s administration.

Stadium Maps and Visitor Team Parking

Map of Parking at Pirate Stadium at First United Park (Lubbock-Cooper High School)
At Pirate Stadium: Visiting team buses will park at the southeast corner parking lot by the Visitors Gate and Dressing Room. LCISD Police and a member of the LCISD Coaching Staff will be on hand to greet and assist.

Map of Parking at Patriot Stadium (Liberty High School)
At Patriot Stadium: Visiting team buses will park on the northeast side of the stadium. LCISD Police and a member of the LCISD Coaching Staff will be on hand to greet and assist.

Ticketing

Visit the Athletic Ticketing Policy page for more information about LCISD athletics ticketing.