Bisons announce enhanced security measures for events at Coca-Cola Field

New policies to begin on Opening Day 2014

By Buffalo Bisons | March 14, 2014 9:45 AM ET

The Buffalo Bisons today announced Enhanced Security Measures for all events at Coca-Cola Field. These policies will be in effect starting on Opening Day, April 3, 2014 as the Bisons host the Rochester Red Wings (2:05 p.m.).

Starting in 2014, a Bisons fan will be allowed to carry in one 16"x16"x12" single-compartment bag (backpacks of a similar size are allowed, but please allow for additional time at the gate for thorough security checking).. Contained within that bag, fans will be allowed to bring in the following items.

-One 20 oz. factory-sealed plastic bottle of water per person
-One small juice box per child
-One single-serve portion clear plastic sandwich bag of food per person, measuring no bigger than 6 ½" x 5 ½"

Other items permissible include diaper bags, standard-size seat cushion with no storage pockets, collapsible strollers that can easily be stored at the top of seating sections, video and photo cameras (no tripods allowed), small radios (must be listened via ear pieces) and umbrellas (may only be opened in the seating areas during rain delays).

Fans should be advised that all bags are subject to search at any time and the inspector has the right to refuse admittance to anyone who has a bag that is too large to inspect or to anyone who refuses to cooperate with the inspection process. All bags must be stored under the seats during the game. No items will be stored at Coca-Cola Field during events.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: firearms, knives, glassware, silverware, cans, coolers, baseball bats and nets.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of all the new enhanced security measures.

The Bisons organization is proud of Coca-Cola Field's reputation as a safe and fun environment for Western New York and Southern Ontario families. By working with fans to create and adhere to these new enhanced security measures, the Bisons organization can best ensure that all their guests will feel safe and comfortable while at the ballpark and able to focus on the fun and excitement on the field.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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