Greenville, SC – Beginning with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits’ home opener on Friday, October 13, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena will implement a clear bag policy for all events, including hockey, concerts and family events.
Each ticketed guest will be permitted to carry one large clear bag, either a Ziploc style bag or a 12”x6”x12” clear bag, plus a small clutch purse (4.5”x6.5”). The small clutch must be carried into the venue outside the clear bag and is subject to search. Stay tuned to the Hop Shop Instagram page on how to purchase your very own “clear Swamp Rabbits tote-bag.”
“The safety and security of our guests is of utmost importance at our events,” says Beth Paul, General Manager of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. “Many of our patrons may already be familiar with this process, as it is used by many arenas and college and NFL stadiums.”
Clear bags provide another layer of security with less inconvenience to our guests as they are easier and faster to search. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign.
“The safety of our fans, players and staff is a priority for the organization. This policy is aimed at enhancing the safety and security of all patrons at the Bon Secours Wellness arena and is something that has been widely adopted on a national basis,” said Swamp Rabbits President and General Manager Chris Lewis. “We fully support adding this policy in addition to the various measures taken to ensure the safety of all who attend Swamp Rabbits games.”
Approved bags include:
- Bags that are clear, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
- Small clutch bags, without or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5”x6.5”
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection upon entry.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:
- Purses larger than a clutch bag
- Cinch bags
- Fanny packs that are not clear and exceed size restriction
Diapers and other baby supplies can 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 arena. Complimentary clear bags will be available to guests attending events as we transition through this new policy.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding the new clear bag policy, please contact Lisa Crawford with the Bon Secours Wellness Arena at (864) 250-4899 or email@example.com. More information can be found on the Bon Secours Wellness Arena website.
OPENING WEEKEND: Greenville begins the season on Oct. 13, 2017 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena against the Wheeling Nailers. Tickets are specially priced at just $10 for this game and can be purchased by clicking here. The puck drops for the Swamp Rabbits’ Opening Weekend at 7 p.m. Join the pregame Fan Fest at 5:30 p.m. for the Dew Street Hockey Zone, inflatables, concessions, music, and more! The Bon Secours Family Fun Pack is also available for this game and includes tickets, food, beverages and a souvenir for just $60! For more information, head to SwampRabbits.com.
NEW HOP SHOP INVENTORY: Head to the Hop Shop to check out the Swamp Rabbits new apparel and merchandise! The Hop Shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and hours can be found at SwampRabbits.com.
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Contact a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive at 864-674-PUCK (7825) for information on 2017-18 season tickets and to secure your seats today! Get the latest Swamp Rabbits gear by visiting the “Hop Shop” online at SwampRabbits.com/shop to browse the full collection of fan wear and novelties!