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(PRCA media release)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In order to enhance public safety and make venue access more efficient at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas Events recently announced it will implement a new security policy regulating the size and type of bag that may be carried into the Thomas & Mack Center.

The clear bag policy will begin Dec. 7 and continue for the duration of the event, which culminates Dec. 16.

“Following the NFL’s lead, along with other professional and collegiate programs, we believe it is prudent to implement the clear bag policy,” said LVE President Pat Christenson. “Fan safety, security and enjoyment is a top priority for us. We believe this policy is an important enhancement to the security measures already put in place at the Thomas & Mack Center.”

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Fans are encouraged not to bring any types of bags inside the Thomas & Mack Center.

However, the following outlines bags that are permitted:

* Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″;

* One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar); and

* Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (approximately the size of a hand).

** An exception will be made for diaper bags and medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag; briefcases;

backpacks, cinch bags, and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction; luggage of any kind; computer bags/cases; camera bags/cases; binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Fans will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the arena in a permissible clear bag, such as binoculars and small hand-held cameras.