Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Maintains Clear Bag Policy for all Performances

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OCT 9, 2019

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Maintains Clear Bag Policy for all Performances


In order to enhance public safety and make venue access more efficient at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas Events announced today that it again will implement a security policy regulating the size and type of bag that may be carried into the Thomas & Mack Center. The clear bag policy, first enacted in 2017, will begin on Thursday, Dec. 5 and continue for the duration of the event, which culminates on Saturday, Dec. 14.

“As a continuation of our plan to implement safety protocols for the Wrangler NFR, we believe it is prudent to maintain our commitment to the clear bag policy for the third consecutive year,” said LVE President Pat Christenson. “Fan safety, security and enjoyment is a top priority for us. We are committed to this policy as an important component to the overall security measures already established in place at the Thomas & Mack Center.”

Fans are encouraged not to bring any types of bags inside the Thomas & Mack Center. However, the following outlines bags that are permitted:

• Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12";

• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar); and

• Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5" x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand).

** An exception will be made for diaper bags and medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag; briefcases; backpacks, cinch bags, and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction; luggage of any kind; computer bags/cases; camera bags/cases; binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Fans will continue to be able to carry approved items into the arena in a permissible clear bag, such as binoculars and small hand-held cameras.

LVE invites and encourages fans to click here for more information, to view pictures of permissible and non-permissible items and to obtain answers to frequently asked questions about the clear bag policy. This information will be accessible on the website throughout the year to assist fans and provide information.

Known as the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world, the Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding to compete for a share of the $10 million purse and the coveted Gold Buckle. In 2018, the event had a total attendance of 169,171 over the 10 days of competition and has sold out more than 300 consecutive performances.