Drake Relays Announces Additional Security Measures


Drake Relays Announces Additional Security Measures


DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has announced security enhancements for next week’s 2013 Drake Relays to ensure the safety and security of all fans and athletes in attendance.

The Drake Relays, in consultation with local, regional and national law enforcement agencies, will not permit backpacks or large bags measuring greater than 14x10x8-inches inside Drake Stadium. All smaller purses, bags and personal items will be subject to search upon entry to Drake Stadium. Separate security lines will be established for ticket holders entering with personal smaller bags. Those spectators are encouraged to allow additional time to enter the stadium.

Competing athletes, coaches, officials, medical staff and media with the proper credentials will be permitted to bring necessary bags into the facility. However, those items will also be subject to search prior to entry to the facility.

Drake Relays security officials reserve the right to restrict any item from the facility that is deemed a potential security hazard. For the safety and enjoyment of all in attendance, the following items are not permitted inside Drake Stadium.


Backpacks/Large Bags

Chairbacks/Stadium seats greater than 18 inches wide

Coolers and thermoses

Lawn chairs

Outside food or beverages



Tripods for cameras


Weapons of any kind