10/27/2017 9:51 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
LAREDO, TX – The Laredo Energy Arena will attentively implement the bag policy for all upcoming events starting immediately.
“These guidelines have been implemented for certain events as per the request of the show’s management. These temporary guidelines are now permanent,” said Xavier Villalon, General Manager of the SMG - Managed Laredo Energy Arena. “Safety is highly important for our customers and employees. We are taking the proper measures by displaying notices around the arena and informing the public about the bag policy.”
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, large purses, camera bags, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, computer bags, coolers (including thermos) and luggage of any kind.
Bags allowed inside the venue are CLEAR plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches. Bags may be hand carried or have a shoulder strap. A one gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc) is also allowed.
Diapers can be carried in a clear approved bag. Each member of a family, including children, are allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the arena. That is sufficient storage capacity for a 3-4 hour event.
An exception will be made for medical necessary items after proper inspection at the entrance. All guests entering the venue will be subject to either metal detector, or hand held wand screening and bag check.
For any special accommodations or questions, please call (956) 791-9192.
“We want our patrons to enjoy LEA events and our employees to serve them well in a safe environment;” said Villalon. “These measures are part of larger security efforts to improve safety.”