The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are implementing a clear bag policy at Arvest Ballpark.
The Naturals are implementing the policy for all of their home games, beginning with the season opener on Thursday, April 4, according to a news release.
The policy is intended to enhance public safety and create more convenience for fans when entering Arvest Ballpark, according to the news release.
“By minimizing the time that will be needed to search bags and purses, fans will ultimately enjoy quicker and easier access to the ballpark throughout the year,” the news release states.
The policy states that each ticketed fan is allowed to bring in one clear bag and/or a small clutch purse and one clear unopened bottle of water.
The following bags will be permitted at the ballpark:
- 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).
- A small clutch purse, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, the size of the palm of your hand, with or without a handle or strap.
Fans who carry required medical supplies or devices into the stadium are not subject to the clear bag policy, but must go through the bag check lines setup near the main gate.
“The person requiring these must accompany their bag at all times,” the news release states.
According to the news release, the following items are not permitted in Arvest Ballpark:
“Firearms/knives or weapons of any kind, alcoholic beverages, banners or signs, beach balls, coolers or containers, drones, food and non-alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, noisemakers of any type (i.e. air horns, whistles, etc.), pets (with exception of service animals), skateboards/hoverboards, and tobacco of any kind (including e-cigarettes). Short-handled, compact umbrellas will be permitted but long-handled and/or full size umbrellas will not be allowed. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to each Naturals event as well as learn which items are prohibited and avoid bringing a bag, if possible.”