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Clear Bag Policies are a Mixed Bag

Clear stadium bags lets be clear

Nothing worse than arriving for the big game or concert and finding out you can not bring your purse or bag inside. Clear bag policies are becoming more common. These policies can vary and are frequently changing so it is always best to consult the venue website. Recently SAP Center in San Jose, CA announced the implementation of a new clear bag policy after hosting Ariana Grande’s Sweet World Tour. To help ensure the safety of her fans, Ariana Grande required clear bags at all of the venues on her current tour.  The expedited entry into the building and reduced line lengths at that show prompted SAP Center to implement a clear bag policy for all their events going forward.

If you attend a Minnesota United soccer match at Allianz Field, you will need to adhere to a clear bag policy. However, if you attend a Chicago Fire soccer match at SeatGeek Stadium, a clear bag is not required. March Madness basketball games this year did not require clear bags until the Final Four rounds. If you plan to attend the Notre Dame - Boston College football game in Boston you will not need a clear bag, however, be sure you have one if the game is in South Bend. Even a number of college graduations are now requiring a clear bag for the main commencement ceremonies in their stadiums but one may not be required for the rest of the day’s events.

Enforcement of clear bag policies varies widely from strict to non-existent. If you do not have a clear stadium bag, you could be forced to check your bag at a bag check or leave your bag in the car. On the other hand, I recently went to a college volleyball game that had a clear bag policy. At the entrance to the arena, there was with a big sign out front but no one was there to take a ticket or check if my bag was clear or not. Enforcement runs the gamut so it is important to check each venue’s policy and be prepared for anything.

KB Switch was created as a solution to balance the need for better security at events with the desire for style and privacy. KB Switch sells clear stadium compliant bags with removable fabric sleeves so you can pack one bag when you head out for the day. KB Switch fabric sleeves stylishly keep your personal items under wraps when riding public transportation, tailgating or going out before or after a concert, sporting event or work. At security checkpoints, easily detach the sleeve and store it inside the clear bag. Snap the sleeve back on when clear gear is no longer required.

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