Rupp says ‘clear-bag policy’ in force for Ariana Grande show

Rupp Arena announced a stricter security policy Monday.
Posted at 8:49 AM, Jul 01, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Rupp Arena announced a stricter security policy Monday for the upcoming concert with Grammy Award-winning pop superstar Ariana Grande.

Grande, one of the best-selling artists in popular music, is set to bring her Sweetener World Tour to Rupp on Sunday, Nov. 17.

But if you plan on attending, don’t plan on bringing a bag unless you can see right through it.

“In order to provide the smoothest entry and safest experience for fans attending the concert, the tour has announced a clear-bag policy, among other security measures for the show,” according to a news release.

While the statement doesn’t mention it, the policy follows by a couple years the May 22, 2017, Grande concert in Manchester, England, that was attacked by a suicide bomber. Twenty-two people were killed.

The bags also cannot exceed 12-by-6-by-12 inches.