Bridgestone Arena to add safety enhancements ahead of upcoming hockey season

Enhancements include bag-scanning x-ray machines
Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 13:57:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — New security measures are being implemented at Bridgestone Arena ahead of the upcoming NHL hockey season.

Announced in a press release, Bridgestone is adding five new x-ray machines. The machines will be used to scan bag as guests enter the building.

With the new x-ray scanners, guests can bring a purse, drawstring bag or fanny pack that isn't clear.

The release adds that it's ideal for guests to leave all bags at home, but they understand carrying a few extra items into the venue is necessary. In those cases, it's still best to adhere to the 'clear or clutch' policy, and carrying bags that are clear or have a single-opening clutch with no inside pockets.

Guests who follow the clear or clutch policy will not be subject to x-ray scanners, and will be allowed to use the venue's new express lanes as they enter.

Whatever the bag, those larger than 12-inch-by-12-inch-by-6-inch are still prohibited at Bridgestone.

The new machines will be in use over the coming weeks. Their full implementation begins Sept. 4 with the scheduled Chris Brown concert.

"Ultimately, these new measures will provide convenience, comfort and safety for each and every guest who enters the building, ensuring one of the world's busiest arenas continues to be one of the best," the release says.