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CLEAR BAG POLICY

In conjunction with the policies and procedures of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Berry Center will implement a clear bag policy for large events such as concerts, graduations, and expos.

All bags and purses may be subject to search upon entrance. Diaper bags must follow the clear bag policy and size restrictions. 

Questions? Email us at info@berrycenter.net or

call us at 281-894-3900.

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FAQ

What happens if a guest shows up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?

Guests will not be allowed to enter a venue with a non-conforming bag. Guests will be asked to return items to their vehicle.

Are all purses prohibited?

Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 6" x 9" are permitted. Purses larger than this are not permitted.

What about diaper bags?

Everything that you would put into a diaper bag must now be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, is allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the stadium.

Can fans bring stadium seats or chairbacks?

Fans are permitted to bring in their own stadium seats or chairbacks provided the seats does not have any pockets or zippers and does not exceed 12x12x18 inches.

Why has this bag policy been adopted?

This is about both safety and improving the overall guest experience. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD/Berry Center frequently reviews its public safety and facility security policies looking for ways to improve. The most recent review concluded that there is a need to adjust our policy to enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient by limiting the size and style of bags carried into the stadium. This proactive measure will enhance safety inside and outside the stadium, and speed the security screening process for all fans. 

Are other athletics venues limiting bags?

Yes. In fact, there are a number of school districts that do not permit bags of any kind to enter their stadium. Professional sports venues and convention centers have similar clear bag policies plus pat downs and metal detector screenings. The limitations on bag size and style is a further enhancement for convenience and safety.

How does the new policy improve public safety?

The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches.

How is the new policy more convenient for guests?

The clear bags will enable security to move fans through checkpoints much faster than in the past. A standard size bag eliminates the need for bag templates to check bag sizes. Clear bags allow staff to be more efficient and effective in keeping you safe by preventing dangerous items from entering the facility.

Can smartphones, tablets, binoculars or cameras be carried SEPARATELY from the clear bag?

Yes. Phones and cameras may be carried in by hand. Cases for these items are not allowed.

If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?

An exception will be made for medical necessary items after proper inspection at designated areas.

What about bringing blankets in cold weather?

Guests will be able to bring blankets by tossing them over a shoulder or arm as they arrive at the gate. These items can be easily screened.

Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into a permissible bag?

No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the venue, not items that you normally bring to a game. Therefore, you may carry items in your pockets or jacket (keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc.) if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch. You also may carry a blanket over your arms, and binoculars and/or a camera around your neck or in your hands (without the case, of course). You may use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items. You will continue to have the flexibility to bring a wide variety of approved items into the venue. Every member of your family may carry in a permissible bag.

Will clear bags be available for purchase?

No, but one-gallon resealable plastic bags may be available.

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