Clear bag policy in effect for NCAA Men's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha

Clear bag policy in effect for NCAA Men's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Provided by TD Ameritrade Park

Provided by TD Ameritrade Park

This week thousands of families, fans and athletes from across the country will flock to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha to be a part of "the greatest show on dirt". However, it's imperative that visitors are aware of new security procedures now in effect at the ballpark.

At the end of 2017 TD Ameritrade Park Omaha adopted a clear bag policy. This policy is now in place for all ballpark events, including the NCAA Men's College World Series.

Items permitted into TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will include clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags. Also, small clutch-sized bags will still be allowed after proper inspection, continuing a practice that the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) launched in the summer of 2017. Please see the bullet points below for approved small bag dimensions. This is the same policy in effect for CenturyLink Center Omaha arena shows.

Additionally, security personnel will again "wand" guests entering the stadium for all TD Ameritrade Park Omaha events.  After consultation with local law enforcement and security officials, all entities agreed that the updated policy is the best cautionary practice for the countless fans who entrust MECA managed venues with their safety.

Here are the main components of the clear bag policy, which is currently being enforced:

  • Uncolored clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags permitted after search (when applicable)
  • Diaper bags must also adhere to these guidelines
  • Small or clutch-sized purses or wallets, not exceeding 4.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches long are permitted
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags are also acceptable
  • No large purses, bags, backpacks or fanny-packs will be allowed inside the arena or stadium
  • MECA staff-members  are not allowed to hold bags during an event
  • Exceptions will be made for bags with medical necessity after appropriate inspection

Media will be allowed to bring in cameras and other equipment using the media designated entrance. Each bag will require a brief search.

As always, patrons are encouraged to beat the rush of last minute arrivals by coming early, and budgeting additional time for security screenings.

The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and CenturyLink Center Omaha. Both venues are owned by the City of Omaha.