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SAP Center to Implement Clear Bag Policy Effective July 1

Policy is a Part of Enhanced Public Safety and Security Measures

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE - SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) announced today that, effective July 1, 2019, the top-ranked arena in the Bay Area by Pollstar Magazine will implement a Clear Bag Policy at all future venue events including San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) hockey games. SAP Center joins other sports and entertainment venues around the country and throughout the Bay Area to adopt a Clear Bag Policy including Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, and Stanford Stadium.

The policy requires that all bags entering SAP Center be clear and no larger than 12" x 6" x 12". Clutches with wrist or shoulder straps will also be permitted provided they are no larger than 5" x 8". All bags and individuals entering the building are still subject to be screened and searched by building security personnel. All other venue security measures remain in place including the use of metal detectors at building entrances. Additional information about the bag policy, security policies, and prohibited items can be found HERE.

All Sharks365 members will receive a complimentary clear bag prior to the start of the 2019-20 hockey season.

To aid in the transition of the updated security policy, SAP Center will provide guests an option to check any non-compliant bag for a $5 handling fee.

"To improve the experience and safety of our guests, we continuously review the best practices of sports and entertainment venues around the country," said John Tortora, President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment which manages SAP Center. "Following an expected adjustment period, we believe that using clear bags will enhance both the safety and the experience of our guests by expediting entry into the SAP Center."

SAP Center utilized a Clear Bag Policy earlier this month for Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour which played SAP Center on May 2. Grande requires all venues included on the Sweetener World Tour to adopt a Clear Bag Policy when she performs.

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