New Clear Bag Policy at Now In Effect at Garrett Coliseum

Garrett Coliseum follows a clear bag policy for all ticketed events at the Venue.  Fans will be able to bring permissible items into the Coliseum by using: Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ OR, One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag AND, Small clutch purses, no larger than your palm.

All bags and clutch purses will be screened prior to entry into the arena. All bags NOT meeting these requirements will not be permitted.

GARRETT COLISEUM CLEAR BAG POLICY

Garrett Coliseum follows a clear bag policy for all ticketed events at the Venue.  Fans will be able to bring otherwise permissible items into the Coliseum by using:

– Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ OR
– One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) AND
– Small clutch purses, no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, the size of the palm of your hand, with or without a handle or straps.

All clear bags and clutch purses will be screened prior to entry into the arena. All bags and purses not meeting the above requirements will not be permitted. Although permitted, childcare items, including diapers, must also be carried in an approved clear bag.

Fans carrying required medical supplies or devices into the arena are not subject to the clear bag policy, but will be asked to have their bag checked at their entry gate for a thorough screening of the bag and the medical items. The person requiring these supplies or devices must accompany the bag at all times. Get more about Garrett Coliseum’s latest bag policy, CLICK HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does the new policy improve public safety?
The clear bag is easily searched and significantly reduces faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

What can I do to help get into the arena more quickly?
Arrive early, know which items are prohibited and avoid bringing a bag, if at all possible.

How many bags may each person bring into the arena?
One large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or the 12″ x 6″  x 12″ clear bag – plus a small clutch (the size of the palm of your hand) that does not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″. The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and is easily searched.

What about diaper bags?
Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must be carried in an approved clear bag.

Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into the permissible bags?
No. Fans are limited only to the type of bags carried into the arena, not items that they may normally bring to a game that fit in pockets or clutch bags (e.g., keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards). Fans may carry a blanket over their arms, and binoculars and/or camera around their necks or in their hands without the case. Fans may also use the clear bag and clutch to carry these items and other permissible items. In all cases, carried items are subject to search.

May fans carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones or tablets separately from what they put in a clear bag?
Yes.  A phone, tablet, binoculars or cameras may be carried independently into the stadium as long as it is not in its own bag. Fans may also place those items within their clear bag, as long as they are not contained in an additional container.

If I have certain items that I need to bring into the arena  for medical reasons and they won’t fit in the clear bag, what do I do?
Fans needing to carry a bag for required medical supplies or devices will be asked to have their bag inspected at their entry gate for a thorough screening of the bags and the medical items. The person requiring these supplies or devices must accompany the bag at all times.

Are all purses prohibited?
No. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (the size of the palm of your hand), are permitted along with either the 12″ x 6″ x 12″ clear tote bag or the one-gallon freezer bag. Fans are encouraged not to bring any bags, but the policy has been created to balance fan needs with improved public safety and convenience.

What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Fans carrying bags that do not comply with the Clear Bag Policy will be asked to return their bags to their vehicle and transfer their belongings to an approved clear bag before entering the stadium.

May I leave a bag or unwanted items outside the arena rather than returning them to my vehicle?
No, Garrett Coliseum is not responsible for any item left outside the arena gates upon entry. For security reasons, fans should expect that items left outside the arena will be removed and discarded.

Can I bring a non-clear bag if it fits inside the approved clear bag?
No. The only permitted non-clear bags are small clutches no bigger than 4.5″ by 6.5.” Clutches, purses and wallets larger than 4.5″ by 6.5″ are prohibited. You may transfer the contents of a non-approved bag that is larger than 4.5″ by 6.5″ into an approved clear bag to bring into the stadium, but you may not place the entire non-permissible bag itself into a clear bag.

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