ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues and Enterprise Center announced a new Clear Bag Policy today along with other changes to security efforts for all events. The new policy will go into effect when the building reopens following its third phase of renovations on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for the John Mayer concert.
To speed up gate access, fans will no longer be required to empty their pockets prior to passing through metal detectors due to upgrades in technology. The facility will also deploy X-Ray machines at key locations throughout the venue.
In addition to the upgraded technology, fans are encouraged to not bring bags. If guests wish to bring a bag, it must be clear and meet the criteria below. The new policy is in line with best practices found at other major entertainment venues, along with new NHL security measures. Individual events may elect to enforce a stricter policy than the arena policy at their discretion.
Fans choosing to bring a bag to the arena will be able to bring in the following:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
- Wallets, small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap and does not exceed 4.5" x 6.5"
- Diaper bags (with child) after inspection
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items that cannot fit into a clear bag, after proper inspection
For fans interested in purchasing bags, St. Louis Blues branded clear bags will be available starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the STL Authentics Team Store located at 14th & Clark or online at stlauthentics.com. The store is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays when there are Blues home games.
To help guests and fans with the transition, booths will be available at entrances outside of the arena for fans to purchase bags the night of an event or game. Full, Half and Mini Plan Ticket Holders will be provided one clear Blues-branded bag per account. Fans will be asked to return non-approved bags or other prohibited items to their vehicle prior to arena entry. There are no check-in locations for prohibited bags or items at the arena.
For additional information about prohibited items and the new security policy, please visit stlouisblues.com/clearbag.