NEW BAG POLICY

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In an effort to enhance public safety and facilitate a faster entry through the gates, Aloha Stadium has modified its security policy by limiting the number and size of bags allowed in the stadium. Each person shall be allowed:

One Bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size

In addition, each person will be allowed to hand-carry a blanket, poncho or jacket and a seat cushion.
Strollers are allowed, however they must be collapsible and fit underneath the seat and stored safely without obstructing the aisle-ways for other guests.

Aloha Stadium Bag Policy Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Aloha Stadium update its bag policy?
A: To provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite fan entry through the turnstile gates.  Aloha Stadium management reviews public safety and security policies every year looking for ways to improve.  This review includes a look at best practices from around the country as well as seeking advice from security experts from both State and Federal agencies.

What is the new policy?
A. Each person shall be allowed one bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size.

In addition, each person will be allowed to hand-carry a blanket, poncho or jacket, along with a soft-sided seat cushion.

Exceptions will only be made for medically necessary items, after proper inspection.

Strollers are allowed, however they must be collapsible and fit underneath the seat and stored safely without obstructing the aisle-ways for other guests.

Non-approved bags must be returned to vehicle or discarded.

Do other Universities and stadiums implement similar practices?
A. Yes. In the past 3-5 years most universities and almost all professional sports stadiums have implemented similar, or even more stringent bag policies.  Some larger universities, such as the University of Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State do not permit any bags into their stadiums.

How does this policy benefit the fan?
A. One benefit of this policy is that fans will spend less time in line trying to enter through the turnstile gate. With fewer bags allowed, the security bag check will be expedited and fans will be able to get to their seats more quickly.

How many bags can each person bring into the stadium?
A. Each person is allowed one bag, not to exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size. In addition, fans can hand carry a blanket, jacket/poncho and a soft-sided seat cushion.

Can fans carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones or tablets separately from what they put in their bag?
A. Yes.  These items can all be hand carried into the stadium, but should not be in a separate bag or carrying case.

Are seat cushions allowed into the stadium?
A. Only a soft sided seat cushion the size of the seat is allowed into the stadium. Large seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are not permitted.

Can I bring a blanket?
A. Yes.  Fans can bring blankets by carrying them in hand or over a shoulder or arm.

What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
A. Fans carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be turned away. Our parking attendants will do their best to stop fans in route to the turnstile gates to educate them about the policy and encourage them to return the items to their vehicle.

What do I do if I have medically necessary items?
A. We do make exceptions for medically necessary items after proper inspection.  If you prefer, you can contact Stadium Security in advance of your visit at: 483-2804.

What about diaper bags?
A. We allow one extra bag for baby items, including diapers, baby food, bottles, etc. Bag size will not be restricted to a 12” x 6” x 12” for this bag, but the bag will be visually inspected.

Can I bring in a stroller?
A. Yes, strollers are allowed, but they must be collapsible and able to fit beneath the seat without blocking the aisle.

Are you requiring the Clear bag?
A. No.  Although many other venues require the use of a clear bag, our policy only restricts the size and quantity of bags, but does not require a clear bag.

Why are we doing this in Hawaii when we haven’t experienced any mass casualty events before?
A. Unfortunately mass casualty events have occurred at stadiums/arenas across the world in recent years.  It is the responsibility of stadium management to implement the necessary precautions to prevent such an occurrence.  In that effort, Aloha Stadium continues to stay informed about security best practices and will continue to adopt policies and procedures that optimize safety.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Any bag larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • Weapons
  • Noise Makers
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Cans and Bottles
  • Umbrellas
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Balloons
  • Outside Food & Beverages (Snack Leis permissible, but must be pre-made with each item measuring no larger than 4” x 4” x 2”, and no liquids
  • Confetti
  • Lasers
  • Inflatable objects
  • Poles & Sticks
  • Skateboards
  • Rollerblades
  • Bicycles
  • No Animals allowed at Aloha Stadium, except for ADA-Compliant Service Animals
  • Motorized remote controlled devices (including drones)
  • Any items which may pose a health or safety issue to our guests and employees

Non-approved bags must be returned to vehicle or discarded. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection. Please limit the number of items you bring to the stadium on event days.