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Monroe Civic Center Adopts Clear Bag Policy

Monroe Civic Center adopts clear bag policy

Clear plastic backpacks will be the only bags that revelers will bring to events and concerts that happen at Monroe Civic Center according to center management. The stadium is one of the popular places for open air concerts, large meetings, and other events.

Charles Thomas, the center director, said in a press conference that the clear bag policy was thought to be a necessary step in the improvement of safety for the customers. He added that security was the center’s number one priority and that it wanted to ensure that everyone that gets to the premises feels secure.  (image)

What the clear plastic backpack policy entails

Clear vinyl bags or plastic bags that are not bigger than 12 inches by 12 inches wide by 6 inches deep will be permitted into the center. In addition one gallon bags as long as they are clear bags will be allowed into the center. An exception is made for small clutches that do not exceed 6.5 inches in length and 4.5 inches in width. These small bags do not have to clear and will be allowed in.

No opaque bags put inside the clear bags will be allowed into the center. It is expected the contents of the bag should have been put in the clear bag. However, if anyone has a small child and wants to come with a diaper bag, it will be allowed into the stadium. Medical equipment will be allowed into the stadium on a case by case basis. Any other bag that is larger or is opaque will not be allowed to the center.

The July shootout led to the introduction of the transparent plastic bag policy

The security rules were revised after a fatal shootout at the Civic Center in July of 2016. Two men were killed in a gunfire exchange in the center’s parking lot. Two people were arrested in connection with the shooting.  The two men that were killed in the shootout were also identified to be part of the gangs that were shooting each other at the park.

Other additional measures that were taken by the center were to prevent entry of beverages from outside. All parties were to end by 1.00 am in the morning with alcohol being stopped from being served at half past midnight. Moreover, security cameras and more security personnel were added to the center and given metal detectors for searching entrants to the buildings.

 

 

 

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Commonwealth Adopts the Clear Bag Requirement

Commonwealth finally adopts the clear bag requirement for its games

Clear plastic bags will come with the summer football tickets for Kentucky season ticket holders. This marks the change of security policy to clear bags policy across several leagues in the UK. This policy was stamped into place by the Southeastern Conference and is set to be adopted by all clubs in future football games.

The UK takes a leaf from USA where clubs and league management teams such as the NFA have adopted the clear bag policy in all their activities. Other countries around the world are also warming up to the idea and may soon become the standard for most of the games around the world.

What entails the new clear bag policy?

Every fan coming to watch the games at the Commonwealth Stadium is allowed just one large clear backpack. The backpack can be a Ziploc-style bag or a clear bag that does not exceed 12” X 6” X 12” measurements. For storing small personal items and money, fans are allowed to come with a small clutch that is not larger than 4.5” by 6.5”. However, there is an allowance for special cases such as the need to carry assistive medical devices or medicine that has to be kept away from the sunshine.

Why the clear bag policy?

The policy has been put in place to improve the safety of the fans coming to watch the games. In the recent past, there has been a series of shootings and terrorist attacks that have seriously dented public safety in several areas around the world. With a clear tote, everything that every fan has carried will be seen by the security personnel and prevents one from hiding unauthorized staff in the bag. Moreover, it makes the work of the security teams at the gate much easier as fans would not have to empty their bags which most fans have complained as being embarrassing and cumbersome. (Image)

The clear bag policy will not start to be implemented immediately. Thus, games in the summer will have relaxed regulations. However, the UK Athletics plans to educate the fans on the need to adopt the clear bag policy.

The UK has been slow to adopt the new security policy that is very common in the USA. However, with its adoption at the Commonwealth Stadium, it is expected that many more institutions and event organizers around the UK will take up the lead and adopt the regulations.

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Clear Handbag Policy in Force for Sounders FC

Sounders FC implements clear handbag policy for the 2017 football season and beyond at CenturyLink Field
Clear, see-through plastic tote bags will be the only bags allowed at CenturyLink Field in 2017 football season and beyond. Sounders FC clear handbag policy was the latest football club to implement the security regulation that has also been adopted by SEC Football Conference among other leagues in the USA and beyond. The policy was implemented from the first game it had with New York Red Bulls on March 19.

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Clear Tote Bags at The Clear Bag Store

Many Leagues Have Implemented the Clear Handbag Policy
The clear handbag policy has been implemented first by the NFL in all stadiums for several years now. It was also in place in 2016 Copa America Centenario matches that took place during the summer season. The restriction on handbags has now been praised as a proven extra measure in helping to give fans a safe environment in the stadiums.
According to Sounders FC COO Bart Willey, the club’s primary concern is to provide fans with a safe and happy game day. He added that the clear handbag policy had already been utilized in other events that take place at the CenturyLink Field.
The Clear Tote and Clear Handbag Policy in a Nutshell
Fans will not be allowed into the stadium with more than one clear bag that meets the approved specifications. The clear plastic bags should not exceed 12’’ by 6” by 12”. Commercial grade stadium compliant clear totes can be found at The Clear Bag Store. The Clear Bag Store totes are certified lead-free. Also, freeze proof down to 0 degrees which will prevent cracking of cold transparent PVC in cold climates. One gallon sized freezer bags will also be allowed into the stadium as long as they are clear bags. Small clutches will be allowed to the stadium but should not exceed 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches which is about the size of an open hand.
Other items that will be permitted into the stadium include makeup, keys, cell phones and wallets in coats and jackets. Water can only be carried in manufacturer-sealed containers. Any fan that medical devices that he should carry to the stadium will also be allowed in after satisfactory checks by security personnel. All fans that will be exempted from the policy will use the VIP gates designated at the entrance.
Fans that come to the stadium will have their bags stored by Walker Lockers at the entrance. However, a fee of $10 will be applied for every bag that is stored. The fee is meant to discourage the fans from coming with any unapproved bag. Moreover, to encourage the uptake of the new policy, the club gave away clear Ziplock bags to seasonal ticket members and the fans that checked in with non-approved bags. However, in the rest of the games, the fans are expected to have complied with the new clear handbag policy regulations.

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Clear Plastic Handbag Policy for Monroe Civic Center

Monroe Civic Center adopts clear Handbag policy
Clear plastic handbag policy is in effect in Monroe. A clear plastic handbag or clear tote bag will be the only bags that revelers will allowed to bring to events and concerts that happen at Monroe Civic Center according to center management. The stadium is one of the popular places for open air concerts, large meetings, and other events.
Charles Thomas, the center director, said in a press conference that the clear bag policy was thought to be a necessary step in the improvement of safety for the customers. He added that security was the center’s number one priority and that it wanted to ensure that everyone that gets to the premises feels secure. (image)
What the clear plastic backpack policy entails
Clear vinyl bags or plastic bags that are not bigger than 12 inches by 12 inches wide by 6 inches deep will be permitted into the center. In addition one gallon bags as long as they are clear bags will be allowed into the center. An exception is made for small clutches that do not exceed 6.5 inches in length and 4.5 inches in width. These small bags do not have to clear and will be allowed in.
No opaque bags put inside the clear bags will be allowed into the center. It is expected the contents of the bag should have been put in the clear bag. However, if anyone has a small child and wants to come with a diaper bag, it will be allowed into the stadium. Medical equipment will be allowed into the stadium on a case by case basis. Any other bag that is larger or is opaque will not be allowed to the center.
The July shootout led to the introduction of the transparent plastic bag policy
The security rules were revised after a fatal shootout at the Civic Center in July of 2016. Two men were killed in a gunfire exchange in the center’s parking lot. Two people were arrested in connection with the shooting. The two men that were killed in the shootout were also identified to be part of the gangs that were shooting each other at the park.
Other additional measures that were taken by the center were to prevent entry of beverages from outside. All parties were to end by 1.00 am in the morning with alcohol being stopped from being served at half past midnight. Moreover, security cameras and more security personnel were added to the center and given metal detectors for searching entrants to the buildings.