The city of Tuscaloosa announced on Wednesday that the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater will institute a clear bag policy for all concerts. 

The change takes effect immediately to help improve safety at the venue while also making entry more efficient. These are the guidelines you'll have to follow:

  • Tote bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12 inches x 12 inches x 8 inches.
  • One-gallon clear, re-sealable plastic freezer bag.
  • Small “clutch” bags, of any color or opacity, not to exceed 6.5 inches x 4.5 inches, with or without a handle or strap.

Each person will be allowed to carry up to two approved bags inside, but anything that isn't in compliance with this new rule will not be held or stored at the venue. The staff will make an exception for anything that's medically necessary but it will still be subject to a search.

The next concert is scheduled for Sunday, July 9 when Rod Stewart takes the stage with special guest Cyndi Lauper.