The Minnesota Wild on Tuesday announced new security measures for home games at Xcel Energy Center this season to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into the arena. The new security measures will go into effect starting Sept. 20 when the Wild hosts the Dallas Stars in a preseason game.

The Minnesota Wild will now be limiting the size and type of bag being brought into the arena this season. Fans are encouraged to leave non-essential items at home. Fans will be able to carry into the arena the following style and size bag:
•   Clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a plastic storage bag that is a maximum one gallon, re-sealable and clear
•   Small bags, such as a small clutch purse, that is approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap will be allowed, must not exceed 4.5" x 6.5".

In a statement posted on the Minnesota Wilds website read:

"The National Hockey League and the Minnesota Wild are committed to providing fans a safe and comfortable environment and an enjoyable entertainment experience. Here in the State of Hockey, we show respect for the players, the officials, and our beloved game. Fans have a right to expect an environment in which they will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all arena, team and League personnel. The Players and Officials have the same rights. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct."

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