Stadium Safety & Security
To ensure a safe athletics season, the following safety guidelines will be enforced at District athletic facilities and events. Guests will not be allowed entrance into games, gymnasiums, or stadiums wearing specific clothing, including:
• Sleeveless t-shirts (males)
• Garments displaying explicit writings or drawings
• Sexually revealing garments (females)
• Do-rags, solid red or blue headscarves, or beads
At the discretion of District staff, clothing that appears to be gang apparel will not be allowed into games or events on District property, including parking lots.
Updated Sept. 26, 2022
While Dallas ISD stadiums encourage guests not to bring bags if possible, the following are permissible:
- Clear tote; plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”
- Plastic storage bag; clear, one (1) gallon, resealable
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
- All purses, bags and containers, including small clutch purses
- Camera bags (except for credentialed media)
- Computer bags (except for credentialed media)
- Crossbody bags
- Diaper bags
- Drawstring bag
- Fanny packs
- Luggage of any kind
Additional Security Guidelines
• If a verbal or physical altercation disrupts a District-sanctioned event, appropriate enforcement actions may be taken, up to and including arrests.
• All contraband, including alcohol, tobacco products, and weapons of any kind are prohibited on District property and parking lots.
• Anyone driving a motor vehicle on District property must have a valid driver’s license and current motor vehicle insurance with them.
• Spectators who will be waiting for transportation from the stadium or event should arrange for transportation at least 30 minutes before the conclusion of the event.
• Students must make sure their transportation has arrived before the game or event ends. Juvenile Curfew Ordinances remain in effect.
• Only those individuals picking up spectators at the end of a game or event will be allowed into the stadium and/or school parking lot.
• After a parking lot has been cleared of all vehicles, spectators who remain on the premises will be directed to wait outside the parking lot area and/or stadium for their transportation.
• Anyone found violating any of the above rules may be escorted and asked to leave the premises.
• Any student found violating any of the above rules is subject to the appropriate disciplinary measures issued by their school administration.
• In the event of an emergency, follow directions given by emergency responders, District staff, and the public broadcast system.
• If something raises your concern for any reason, let us know so we can investigate the situation right away. We encourage that if you See Something, Say Something, and Do Something.
Lightning Safety Tips
Advanced planning is the single most important means to achieve lightning safety. Guidelines have been instituted with safeguards against the hazards of potential lightning risks and severe weather. The central stadium sites are equipped with lightning warning systems.
SEEK SHELTER when horns sound solid tone & strobe light is on RESUME ACTIVITY when horns sound intermittent tone & strobe light is off
• If you are not at the central stadium sites, do the following:
• If you hear it (thunder), clear it!
• f you see it (lightning), flee it!
At the first signs of lightning or thunder, leave the ball field. Go to your vehicle to take shelter with your windows rolled up. Do not touch the metal of the vehicle during the lightning storm.
• metal fences
• Small/unprotected shelters
• open Areas
• high places/trees
• touching the metal of a vehicle
• large buildings
• lightning shelters
• any building normally occupied or frequently used by people
• any vehicle with a hard metal roof (not a convertible) and rolled-up windows
Wait 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder before you leave shelter. Game officials will signal a resumption of activities.
IF LIGHTNING STRIKES NEARBY, YOU SHOULD:
• crouch down with feet together
• place hands on ears to minimize hearing damage
• People who have been struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge. Therefore, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is safe for the responder.
• If possible, an injured person should be moved to a safer location before starting CPR. Prompt, aggressive CPR has been highly effective for the survival of victims of lightning strikes.
• Use first aid procedures on a lightning victim if you are qualified to do so. Call 911 or send for help immediately.