MIAMI — CONCACAF announced Wednesday that a clear bag policy will be in place at all 14 stadiums hosting CONCACAF Gold Cup matches.
That includes the opening doubleheader at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Friday. Canada and French Guiana will meet in the 7 p.m. tournament opener, followed by Costa Rica and Honduras in the second match.
Fans arriving for matches at stadium gates, Futbol Fiesta areas or other areas where fans queue for entry into the stadium are strongly encouraged not to bring bags. Any bags that are brought to these areas must be in compliance with the clear bag policy.
According to a statement by CONCACAF, “the safety and security of the fans attending Gold Cup matches is th highest priority, and everyone planning on attending the tournament should adhere to the guidelines at each specific venue. ”
The clear bag policy is regularly in effect in all but four of the 14 venues. Security is being increased in those remaining four venues for the duration of the tournament.
Fans should ensure that they are in compliance of the regulation before arriving to the stadium. Bags that are not in compliance must be returned to the patron’s vehicle or checked at a designated bag check area located outside the stadium perimeter (if available).