Rodeo begins December 7 and runs for ten consecutive nights
LAS VEGAS – September 13, 2017 – 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 will implement a new security policy regulating the size and type of bag that may be carried into the Thomas & Mack Center. The clear bag policy will begin on Thursday, Dec. 7 and continue for the duration of the event, which culminates on Saturday, Dec. 16.
“Following the NFL’s lead along with other professional and collegiate programs, we believe it is prudent to implement the clear bag policy,” said LVE President Pat Christenson. “Fan safety, security and enjoyment is a top priority for us. We believe this policy is an important enhancement to the security measures already put 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 items allowed into the stadium 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 2016, the event had a total attendance of 168,859 over the 10 days of competition and has sold out 300 consecutive performances.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 700 events.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2017 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.
See more at NFRexperience.com